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"Making Policy to Achieve Sustainable Agriculture" -- A Presentation to the AAAS

Date:: 02/18/2007
Category: Presentations

Description: Dr. Ann Sorensen's Presentation to the AAAS -- includes summary, abstract, references, a short bio, and PowerPoint slides.

A National View of Agriculture Easement Programs: Measuring Success in Protecting Farmland - Report 4

Date:: 12/05/2006
Category: Research Publications

A National View of Agricultural Easement Programs: How Programs Select Farmland to Fund - Report 2

Date:: 06/01/2006
Category: Research Publications

A National View of Agricultural Easement Programs: Easements and Local Planning - Report 3

Date:: 06/01/2006
Category: Research Publications

Evaluation of USDAís Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) Through Surveying a Random Sample of Owners of Agricultural Land Whose Development Rights Were Sold in Part through the FRPP

Date:: 03/01/2006
Category: Current Research

Description: The Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) is protecting active farmland and helping farmers to reinvest in their agricultural enterprises consistent with the programís design and purpose. This research report presents some of the significant findings from a 2005 survey of recipients of FRPP funds. The study was sponsored by the American Farmland Trust and conducted by Dick Esseks of the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

Between June and December 2005, UNLís survey research arm, the Bureau of Sociological Research, interviewed a total of 422 owners of land whose development rights had been sold in part through the FRPP. These respondents came from a random sample of 613 that was drawn from as complete a census as was possible of owners of FRPP-protected land.

The National Assessment of Agricultural Easement Programs - Report 1

Date:: 09/01/2003
Category: Current Research

Description: As the first attempt of a national assessment of agricultural conservation easements, this project examines 46 leading agricultural conservation easements programs in 15 states. Conducted in cooperation with UC Davis,Agriculture Issues Center, the research is gathered mainly through interviews recorded within on-line database. The first of four reports, A National View of Agricultural Easement Programs: Profiles and Maps was published in October 2003. Subsequent reports will examine in greater detail the implications of quantitative and qualitative acquisition strategies, easement-local planning connections, and peceived and objective measures of program impact and effectiveness.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Research and Projects

Date:: 07/16/2003
Category: Research & Resources

Description: Research and projects generated as part of AFTís cooperative agreement with EPA to help implement IPM projects around the country. Includes (1) analysis of environmental indicator models and (2) agenda and proceedings of Evaluation and Impact Session of April 2003 4TH IPM Symposium

Policy Insights from 2001 Public Opinion Poll and 2002 Survey of Urban Edge Agricultural Landowners

Date:: 01/21/2003
Category: Research & Resources

Description: Five memos describing findings from a public opinion poll about agricultural stewardship issues conducted nationwide and in seven regions: June and July 2001 and surveys of owners of urban-edge agricultural land in five important farm states: July 2001 to February 2002.

Findings from Two 2001 Coordinated Surveys: Are Owners of Urban-Edge Agricultural Land Willing to Provide Environmental Benefits that Urban and Suburban Residents Value?

Date:: 01/21/2003
Category: Research & Resources

Description: Findings of a national survey of registered voters and a survey of owners of agricultural land in urban-edge counties of five states: California, Michigan, New York, Texas and Wisconsin.

Findings from 2002 Survey: Profiles of Owners of Urban-Edge Agricultural Land Who Are Interested in One or More of Six Types of Government Assistance that Promote Environmental and Other Benefits Which Non-Farm Residents May Enjoy

Date:: 01/21/2003
Category: Research & Resources

Description: Findings from a survey conducted in five states: August 2001 to February 2002 in California, Michigan, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin.

"Strengthening and Expanding Conservation Practices on Farmland; Farm Bill 2002" PROTECTING OUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE - Results of a National Public Opinion Poll

Date:: 11/05/2001
Category: Research & Resources

Description: The Farmbill 2002 site.

American Farmland Trust