Podcasts No Farms No Future

Farm to Market in the Age of Covid

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us found bare shelves at the grocery store. In this episode, you’ll hear farmers, ranchers, and retailers talk about how choked food supply chains have compelled them to innovate new ways of ensuring their products reach the American consumer. Whether you’re growing the food or shopping for it, you’ll learn more about supply challenges and solutions and implications for the future of farming.

No Farms No Future is a new podcast created through a collaboration between Heritage Radio Network, American Farmland Trust, and The Food Voice.

 Resources:

Ebersole Cattle Company  

Tahoe Food Hub

To learn more about American Farmland Trust go to farmland.org

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Farms Under Threat 2040

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The United States is on track to lose at least 18 million acres of farmland and ranchland by 2040, threatening not only our long-term food supply, but also the environment. American Farmland Trust has been tracking the loss of farmland and ranchland since its founding in 1980. Its latest study, Farms Under Threat 2040, projects these trends ...
Western Drought

Western Drought

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Farmers across much of the American West are living through the second historic drought in a decade. The snowmelt never came this year, depleting reservoirs and forcing farmers back to their own wells and groundwater. Protecting California's capacity to grow food has long been a top priority of American Farmland Trust. AFT opened its first ...
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Cover Crops for Improved Soil and Water

Cover Crops for Improved Soil and Water

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How Kentucky Bourbon Can Help Save the Planet

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Meet Our Host, John Piotti

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Meet John Piotti, the president and CEO of American Farmland Trust (AFT) and host of No Farms No Future, a new podcast from AFT and HRN.  In this episode, which originally aired on HRN's Let's Talk About Food, we learn how a kid growing up on Nantucket Island, hoping to design sailboats, ended up in Maine and became laser ...
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