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Selected press and media mentions about Land For Good, our people, and our work are listed below by year (reverse chronological order).

2020

2019

2018

2017

  • Critics call for update of 40-year-old Mass. farmland preservation law, The Boston Globe (12.24.17)
  • Editorial: Leasing land boosts young farmers, Daily Hampshire Gazette (12.20.17)
  • State groups lobby feds for tax changes to aid new farmers, Greenfield Recorder (11.13.17)
  • As Vt. Farmers And Food Entrepreneurs Age, State Wants To Ensure Their Businesses Stay Local, Vermont Public Radio (10.27.17)
  • 60000 have been impacted by beginning farmer programs, Farm Futures (10.24.17)
  • Editorial: Leasing land may be one way to boost prospects of young farmers taking root, The Recorder (10.19.17)
  • New England Farmers Are Aging. Immigrants Are Set to Replace Them, OZY (10.13.17)
  • Leasing land bridges young, old farmers, The Recorder (10.11.17)
  • New England is cracking the code to farming – all year long, OZY (10.8.17)
  • Land For Good and the Future of Farming, The Business Journal – Keene Sentinel (9.13.17)
  • Addressing farmland challenges in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Food Collaborative (8.10.17)
  • Farmlink Collaborative links land, farmers, Stowe Sentinel (8.3.17)
  • Forty years of protecting Pioneer Valley Farmland, The Greenfield Recorder (7.28.17)
  • There are new roots on old Maine farmland in Lewiston, Portland Press Herald (5.21.17)
  • Milk glut thins herd of Connecticut’s family dairy farmers, CT Post (5.1.17)
  • Farm Survival: VT couple makes succession plans splitting maple and dairy operation, Farming (April 2017)
  • Town takes new look at agriculture, The Westerly Sun (3.13.17)
  • At long last: North Andover Farmers’ Market opening in June, Wicked Local (3.8.17)
  • Workshop for farmland owners Monday at URI East Farm, The Westerly Sun (RI) (2.11.17)
  • Retiring Farmers Reflect on Their Successes While Struggling to Find a Successor, Upper Valley News (2.4.17)

2016

  • Farmland Preservation Partnership Awarded Funding, Lancaster Farming (1.29.17)
  • 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)
  • Succession in Maple Operations, Maple Syrup Digest – subscription only (October 2016)
  • 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)

2015

  • 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)

2014

  • 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)

2013