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2014-04-01 12:26:00

NORMAL, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust, Women, Food and Agriculture Network, The Nature Conservation and the Coles and Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation Districts will hold a Women Caring for the Land Conservation Discussion in Arcola, Douglas County, Illinois on April 22. "Nearly half the farmland in Illinois is currently owned or co-owned by women. More women now manage farmland on their own, often inheriting it from their spouses or parents,"...

2014-02-12 08:31:50

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust (AFT) expressed its disappointment today in a proposal by Governor Martin O'Malley to cut funding for farmland protection in Maryland in half, said Jim Baird, Mid-Atlantic Office Director for AFT. "Until now, Gov. O'Malley has supported full funding for farmland protection in Maryland, however, we are disappointed his budget proposal this year includes $23 million in cuts for the state's agricultural easements...

2014-02-04 16:24:11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Farmland Trust today praised final Congressional adoption of the new Farm Bill which makes the biggest reform in agricultural policy in years, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of AFT. "The new Farm Bill requires farmers who receive crop insurance premium assistance to have a conservation plan which helps protect erodible soil and wetlands," said McElwaine. "Conservation compliance in past has been...

2014-02-04 12:30:43

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust (AFT) announced the Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference will be held in Lexington, Ky. on Oct. 20-22. The conference will bring together leading experts from around the country for the first nationwide conference focused on farming, land use, and food policy. It will showcase and encourage best practices and inspire efforts to protect farmland and the environment, support the next generation of farmers and...

2014-01-28 12:30:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Farmland Trust, the nation's largest organization devoted to farmland protection, calls on Congress to pass the new Farm Bill. The bill includes a number of American Farmland Trust's legislative priorities that will help preserve agricultural land, promote sound farming practices, and help keep farmers on the land. Among the key positions in the new Farm Bill AFT supports are: -- An investment of $2 billion in conservation...

2014-01-28 12:30:30

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Farmland Trust, Ohio Department of Agriculture, OSU Extension and other sponsors invite farmers, public officials, landowners, planners and land trusts to the 14th annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit on February 5 at the Columbus campus of Ohio State University. "The Summit is designed to provide people with the tools they need to preserve farmland and promote farming, everything from presentations on farmland easement...

2014-01-24 23:25:21

Marcus Books, the historical bookstore in Fillmore District, is facing the possibility of displacement. Fundrise, leading Real Estate Crowdfunding platform, is helping them raise $1 Million to buy back the property. San Fracisco, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Fundrise is seeking accredited investors to help save a property with a historical bookstore known as Marcus Books and preserve affordable housing in downtown San Francisco. The campaign has been created with the goal of raising $1...

2014-01-22 20:20:25

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An historic 400 acre ranch in Contra Costa County, home to the Walker family, the California tiger salamander, San Joaquin Kit Fox, western burrowing owl and the California red-legged frog, will remain forever protected thanks to the teamwork of the family, an energy solutions company, and the California Rangeland Trust. Through that unique partnership, the Walker family will continue to operate the ranch they love;...

2014-01-21 08:24:23

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual American Farmland Trust survey of state farm and ranch land protection programs shows a 19 percent increase in funding from 2011 to 2012, but funding levels are still 39 percent below where they were in 2008, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of AFT. "State budget cuts have hit agricultural land protection programs hard in the last five years, but our latest survey shows a very significant 19 percent...

2014-01-17 12:25:31

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust today applauded Congressional action on the fiscal year 2014 omnibus appropriations bill which increases funding for conservation technical assistance and fully funds the Farm and Ranchland Protection Program, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of AFT. "The action by Congress to fully fund the Farm and Ranchland Protection Program is welcome news and reaffirms the federal government's commitment to...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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