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Selected press and media mentions about Land For Good, our people, and our work.

    • Workshop for farmland owners Monday at URI East Farm, The Westerly Sun (RI) (2.11.17)
    • Upper Valley Land Trust Buys Easement On Claremont Farm, Valley News (VT) (12.18.16)
    • Can county find more land for food growing? The Recorder (MA) (12.6.16)
    • Group promotes farmland leasing, The Westerly Sun (RI) (11.12.16)
    • Maine farmers ready to retire wrestle with succession planning, Bangor Daily News (10.20.16)
    • Conservative Groups Frame New Land Access Program As ‘Land Grab’, RI Public Radio (10.6.16)
    • 5 Ways to Turn Your Dream of Buying Farmland into Reality, Modern Farmer (10.4.16)
    • Knoxville Residents Featured in New Book, Journal Express (9.24.16)
    • New Farmers Without Connections Face Growing Pains, EcoRI News (9.14.16)
    • Healthy Food Begins With Community, Mother Earth News (9.14.16)
    • Federal grant will keep local farms in business, Amherst Bulletin (9.2.16) and Hampshire Gazette (8.26.16)
    • Mainers establish cooperative farm in Lewiston, The Free Press (8.18.16)
    • Feds give $595,500 to help train startup farmers in Mass., Greenfield Recorder (8.17.16)
    • Cooperative farm to be launched by Somali immigrants, MaineBiz (8.10.16)
    • New Lewiston farm to break ground with public celebration, Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal (8.9.16)
    • Digested: Farm Together Now, Civil Eats (8.5.16)
    • New Roots Cooperative Farm groundbreaking Aug. 11, Sun Journal (7.30.16)
    • As farmers in Connecticut age, market for niche products grows, New Haven Register (7.9.16)
    • Fate of a Farm, Part 1: Thinning The Herd, Valley News (7.1.2016); follow series here
      Fate of a Farm, Part 2: Out to Pasture, Valley News
      Fate of a Farm, Part 3: Young Farmer Invests in Future of Farms, Valley News
    • Public Land for Farming, The Natural Farmer (Spring 2016)
    • Partners on the land: Farming on conservation land offers security that fields won’t be sold off, New Hampshire Union Leader (6.24.16)
    • High Hopes Farm Opens in Bristol, The Lincoln County News  (6.30.16)
    • Young farmers wanted as generation ages, Seacoastonline.com (6.5.16)
    • Farm hands needed, Merrimack Journal (6.5.16)
    • Maine dairy farmer wants to retire; who will run his farm? Bangor Daily News (5.27.16)
    • Study: NH farms face risks of retirement, The Cabinet Press (5.26.16)
    • The future of farms: Older farmers worry about succession of land, The Hippo (5.12.16)
    • Editorial: As farmers age, future of land in question, Daily Hampshire Gazette (5.12.16)
    • Down on the farm, succession plans need seeding, Press Herald (5.7.16)
    • Who Gets The Farm? Study Shows Aging New England Farmers Faced With Tough Choices, NEPR radio (5.6.16)
    • Aging agriculturalists: Study raises concern over farmland future, The Recorder (5.3.16) and Daily Hampshire Gazette (5.5.16)
    • Study says Massachusetts farmers lack succession plan (AP), Boston HeraldThe Republic, AgWeb (5.2.16), Nashua Telegraph (5.7.16), Lubbock Online (5.15.16)
    • Study says Massachusetts farmers lack succession plan, Washington Times (5.2.16)
    • Who will be next to mind the farm? Nobody, Sentinel and Enterprise (5.1.16)
    • Many Exiting Farmers in Vermont May Have No One to Take Over the Farm, New Study Shows, UVM Food Feed (4.29.16) and reposted in VT Farm to Plate
    • Editorial: Long term problem, Lancaster Farming (4.29.16)
    • All the News That’s Fit to Eat: Scary Obesity Numbers, Big Food Says Eat Less, and New England Farms Up a Creek, Civil Eats (4.29.16)
    • Where have all the farmers gone? Morning Ag Clips (4.28.16)
    • Older farmers worried about farming’s future, ecoRI News (4.27.16)
    • Future of Vermont farming uncertain due to lack of young farmers, Bennington (VT) Beat (4.27.16)
    • Most Retiring Farmers in New England Have No One to Take Over the Farm, New Study Shows, SE Mass. Ag Partnership (4.27.16)
    • Future Uncertain For Many Farms As New Englanders Retire, Food and Environment Reporting Network, (4.27.16)
    • Future of Vermont farming uncertain due to lack of young farmers, Newfane News (4.27.16)
    • Most Exiting Farmers in Vermont May Have No One to Take Over the Farm, New Study Shows, VT Digger (4.25.16)
    • Keep Local Farm Funds helps Vermont farmers protect water quality, awards over $100,000 in grants, VermontBbiz.com (4.12.16)
    • Commission looks at the future of McKeon open space land, The Ridgefield Press (3.7.16_
    • $641,000 Grant Brings Land Access to Local Farmers, Keene Sentinel ELF magazine (2.11.16)
    • Old labor laws run up against new farming approaches, Portland Press Herald (2.28.16)
    • Farmers Forum offers agriculturists resources, creative solutions and networking opportunities, Litchfield County Times (2.4.16)
    • Direct Marketing and Local Food the Focus of House Agriculture Committee Hearing, AGree News (2.4.16)

      Cris Coffin, LFG Policy Director testifying before US House Ag Committee (credit: NSAC)

    • Direct Marketing and Local Food the Focus of House Agriculture Hearing, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Blog (2.3.16)
    • She said it (mp3, 4:39), Agripulse Daybreak (2.3.2016)
    • Farmers Forum in Litchfield offers agriculture resources, education, The Register Citizen (2.1.16)
    • New Roots Cooperative farm to start up in spring, Sun Journal (1.30.16)
    • Ceding the farm in Maine takes planning and sometimes creativity, The Portland Press Herald (1.10.16)
    • Farm Succession is a long process, The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus (1.4.16)
    • Beginning R.I. farmers to get share of $641,000 grant, Providence Journal (12.25.15)
    • Land For Good wins grant to help new farmers find land in New England, MassLive (12.20.15)
    • Connecticut farmers gain ground through share of $17 million USDA beginning farmer grant funds,  Farming Magazine (12.15.15)
    • New England farmers gaining ground, Morning Ag Clips (12.8.15)
    • Landing on their feet: In the search for land, the struggle is real for local farmers, Edible Boston (Winter 2016)
    • Training real estate agents to better serve their farm clients, Country Folks (Nov. 2015)
    • Farmland access topic of Maine conference, Fosters Daily Democrat (10.23.15)
    • USDA Grant Will Jumpstart National Initiative to Help Farmers Access Land, Farm and Ranch Guide (10.19.15)
    • USDA Awards Millions to Support New Farmers, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (10.8.15)
    • USDA Deputy Secretary Harden Announces $17 Million to Support America’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers, USDA News Release (10.8.15)
    • Conservation Near for Historic NH Farm, NH Farms Network (8.29.15)
    • Supporting and improving land access, Morning AgClips (8.13.15)
    • Land For Good: Planning a Farm’s Future, Rootstock (8.17.15)
    • Land Hoe: Farmers hit pay dirt with landowners. Town Vibe Berkshire (6.30.15)
    • Mediator addresses land access challenges in NH, Morning Ag Clips (6.25.15)
    • Grants to help organic dairy farm families survive, Fosters Daily Democrat (5.26.15)
    • Farmer to help address growing farmland access needs in Connecticut, Fairfield Sun (4.20.15)
    • Growing farmland access needs in Connecticut, Morning Ag Clips (4.20.15)
    • Land For Good, Encouraging the Preservation of Farms and Farmland and Assisting New Farmers in Acquiring Land, Country Folks (4.10.15)
    • Land For Good, Finding Innovative Ways to Create and Preserve New England’s Farms, Keene Sentinel (2.12.15)
    • Farmland organization ‘Land For Good’ welcomes new director James Habana Hafner, Masslive.com (1.13.15)
    • Joint Contribution by Farm Credit East and CoBank to Improve Beginning Farmers’ Ability to Access Farm Land in New England, Farm Credit East (11.3.14)
    • Land For Good, A Three-Pronged Approach to the Future of Farming, NEFU e-news (9.25.14)
    • A new face for New England farmland access, Morning Ag Clips (9.11.14)
    • Tackling farm entry and exit challenges for today’s organic farmer, NODPA.com (9.9.14)
    • Gardiner couple faces first hurdle – finding land to farm, Portland Herald (5.25.14)
    • Farm Succession Planning: Transferring a Farm from One Generation or Owner to Another, AgriView (pdf) p4 (4.25.14)
    • Symposium aims to connect Berskshire farmers with landowners, Berkshire Eagle (4.1.14)
    • Beginning Farmers: An Essential Part of Northeast Agriculture (p.30), 2014 Insights and Perspectives Report Farm Credit East (4.3.14)
    • Five groups working to help new farmers access land, CivilEats.com (3.17.14)
    • Getting farmland in Conn. requires flexibility, Lancaster Farming (1.25.14)
    • Training professionals to aid transition to the next generation in Northeast, AFT-New York (1.1.14)
    • New England nonprofit tackles America’s farmland access challenge, Seedstock.com (12.31.13)
    • How to link to land, Vermont’s Local Banquet (11.26.13)
    • Passing It On, FarmingMagazine.com (Sept. 2013)
    • Land For Good connects and widens the Maine farming community, The Weekly Packet (7.25.13)
    • How to love a lease, Vermont’s Local Banquet (7.3.13)
    • Dan Welch of NY FarmNet selected for Farmland Advisors Training Program, NYFarmNet
    • 80 Northeast agricultural professionals selected for Farmland Advisors training program American Farmland Trust (1.8.13)