American Farmland Trust’s new report "Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future" to be released by webinar on the Agri-Pulse platform on June 29 will call for smart growth to safeguard the land that grows our food.
Farms Under Threat is AFT’s multi-year effort to advance cutting-edge solutions for farmland protection. It uses high-resolution spatial analysis tools to identify where agricultural land has been converted to urban and low-density residential land uses.
The 2040 report projects this data into the future to present three alternative development scenarios -- Business as Usual, Runaway Sprawl and Better Built Cities. The report shows that development choices have a significant effect on the future of farmland and ranchland and urges Americans to embrace Better Built Cities to safeguard local farms and ranches, bolster the global food system and improve peoples’ daily lives.
The Agri-Pulse webinar will be June 29 at 12 p.m. ET. To register, click here.