Stanislaus Farmland Trustupdated: October 2013

Protecting Sound Farming Practices

As the single largest users of land and water resources in America, farmers and ranchers can make a major contribution to protecting the environment and improving water quality by adopting conservation practices.

Farmland Protection Programs are Making a Difference
A key response to farmland loss has been the use of agricultural conservation easements. State and local governments and land trusts have protected 5 million acres of farm and ranch land nationwide. These efforts have been advanced by the federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), which provides matching funds to state and local PACE programs, land trusts and tribal governments to buy conservation easements on farm and ranch land. Learn how FRPP is providing a comprehensive response to an urgent issue.

Keeping Farmers on the Land
American Farmland Trust is working with farmers, planners and policy makers to ensure a regionally diverse structure for agriculture and more favorable economic conditions to keep farmers and ranchers on the land. Since most land use decisions are local, we work to create farm-friendly communities, demonstrate model approaches, educate partners and enact policies at all levels of government to support family farmers and keep land available and affordable for farming.

Contact Stanislaus Farmland Trust

900H Street, Suite D
Modesto, California  9535
Phone: (530) 231-5259
Fax: (209) 523-1959


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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