American Farmland Trust asks can local farms support us?

The availability of local food from Maine to Virginia will be investigated by an upcoming study. The study, to be conducted by the United States Agriculture Research Service, will attempt to answer the question: can local food from local farms support the region? “Understanding the ability for people to have access to food from regional sources will provide a poignant view of how critically important farmland surrounding our populated regions really is,” says Julia Freedgood, Managing Director of our Growing Local campaign. “We can expect that the results from this study will echo the reality that the majority of our fruits and vegetables are grown on urban fringe farmland, which is at the highest risk for development.”

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