Year: 2020

Federal aid shortcomings for farmers, regional relief & value of co-ops – the week in review

Recent articles reveal the unequal distribution of federal farm aid which has prioritized big farms and southern farms, and has been largely inaccessible for direct market, small-scale, and speciality crop producers and farmers of color. National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition continues to update us as they dig into reports regarding the next round of federal funding. […]

Communication as key support for women farmers, making land available & food sovereignty – the week in review

Below you’ll find a new study that explores how communication, particularly in-person and online social networking, provides support for women principal operators on U.S. farms. If you identify as a woman and own or manage agricultural land in Massachusetts, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in American Farmland Trust’s Women for the Land Learning Circles. […]

Urging Congress to provide more targeted pandemic relief, hiring in Rhode Island & racial equity work – the week in review

Welcome to our week in review, a digest of noteworthy items that we are seeing, sharing, and saying on social media. We’re sharing it here to our farmers, supporters, and fellow farming advocates who may not follow us on all social platforms. If you do follow us on one social platform you might not be […]

Inspired for the next chapter of our work in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island farming community, and all of us at LFG, extend a special thank you to Tess Brown-Lavoie as she transitions out of her role as LFG’s Rhode Island Field Agent. As a farmer and community leader, Tess’ dynamic work in Rhode Island (and beyond) helped farmers access land and transfer farms in service […]

Relief for New England farmers, fight for racial equity, and climate crisis – the week in review

Welcome to our week in review, a digest of noteworthy items that we are seeing, sharing, and saying on social media. We’re sharing it here to our farmers, supporters, and fellow farming advocates who may not follow us on all social platforms. If you do  follow us on one social platform you might not be […]

Bread & Butter Farm is the founding farm for the Vermont Agrarian Commons

A Model for Community-Centered Land Ownership Bread & Butter Farm recently announced its role as the founding farm of the newly launched Vermont Agrarian Commons, in partnership with national non-profit Agrarian Trust. Vermont has joined ten states across the country in launching an Agrarian Commons. This is a first of its kind model that aims […]

Hooray, we’ve made it to Instagram!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve finally made it to Instagram! You can now find us @land4good. In this new Instagram space we’ll be sharing education and training opportunities, stories of farm seekers who have affordably and securely accessed farmland, retiring farmers who have passed their land on to the next generation of stewards, and  […]

Northeast BIPOC Farmer Relief Fund accepting applications starting July 20

The Northeast BIPOC Farmer Relief Fund will soon accept applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) folks living in the Northeast who work in agriculture and have been economically impacted by the COVID crisis.  Applications are open July 20 until August 10, 2020.  Fill out this brief application to be considered for funding. […]

Somali Bantu Community Association finds dream farm through Agrarian Commons

As American farmers struggle to hold onto their livelihoods, farmers from socially disadvantaged groups face an even longer list of barriers including African-American, Latinx, Native American, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ+. Accessibility to land is the greatest barrier for new farmers’ entry and success. Additional barriers make utilizing sustainable practices economically unfeasible, such as structural socio-economic […]

Microgrants Program awards $180,000 to New England farmers

Forty-one New England farmers were recently awarded grants through American Farmland Trust’s (AFT) New England Farmer Microgrants Program. The funding could not have come at a more critical time for farmers as they struggle with a changing marketplace, labor issues and supply chain challenges in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Grants of between $500 and […]

NH Farm Future Fund awards $90,000 for farm viability planning

NH Association of Conservation Districts recently announced the first round of NH Farm Future Fund recipients. The mission of the NH Farm Future Fund is to provide funding for farm viability planning in concert with the conservation of important agricultural soils. This program will leverage the opportunity of putting a conservation easement on farmland to […]

Remembering a visionary, Judy Gillan

The agricultural community recently lost a pioneer, mentor, and champion for New England farmers and sustainable agriculture. From farmer training, to raising awareness about the challenges faced by beginning farmers, to advocating on several farm bills, Judy Gillan’s influence lives on.  Judy Gillan1938-2020 Judy Gillan was one of the founders and leaders of the organic […]

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