A new report released last week by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change concluded that federal climate change legislation that includes farmers and ranchers will benefit agriculture economically and keep down the cost of cutting carbon and greenhouse gasses for everyone. This backs up the recent Informa Economics study that AFT commissioned with the
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Yet another study records high marks for protecting farmland through Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) programs. The recently released New York Farmland Protection Survey* echoes the results of earlier studies on the satisfaction, motivation and future plans of farmers participating in these conservation programs.
This latest study reports New York farmers to have an overall
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This is the first in a series of blog posts where we will be profiling farmers who are taking a leadership role in the emerging ‘green economy’:
For most Americans, windmills offer the promise of clean energy to light homes and fuel industry.
For local farmers, they offer a second benefit – an environmentally friendly
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