Farmland Trust Warns About Vanishing U.S. Farmland

Farmland in the U.S. decreased by 31 million acres—a territory equivalent to the state of New York in just two decades concludes the American Farmland Trust in its new report.

The most comprehensive report on U.S. farmland reveals an unexpected reduction in agricultural land at the expense of residential development. One-third of the lost farmland represents the best land for intensive food and crop production, essential for feeding the increasing American population.