Farmland Preservation

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Who We Are

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Working Lands Preserved Through the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Since 2006

Why We Do It

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of NC farmland lost to development by 2040

According to the American Farmland Trust, North Carolina is projected to lose 1.2 million acres of farmland by 2040 to urban and residential development. That's second in the nation, trailing only Texas. North Carolina has four counties ranked in the top 50 nationwide – Johnston (19th), Union (23rd), Wake (32nd), and Iredell (38th). [source: AFT Farms Under Threat 2040]