No Farms, No Food: Uniting Farmers and Environmentalists to Transform American Agriculture (Hardcover)

Pre-Order Now Badge
No Farms, No Food: Uniting Farmers and Environmentalists to Transform American Agriculture Cover Image

No Farms, No Food: Uniting Farmers and Environmentalists to Transform American Agriculture (Hardcover)

$37.50


Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
America’s farms are key to the preservation of vital ecosystems and a stable climate. Yet farmers and environmentalists have not always seen eye-to-eye about the best ways to manage agricultural landscapes. Since 1980, American Farmland Trust (AFT) has been bringing people together to work for healthy land and a healthy food system.
 
No Farms, No Food traces the development of this powerful coalition responsible for landmark achievements in farmland preservation. It all began with Peggy Rockefeller’s determination to stop the inexorable urban sprawl that was threatening the nation’s agriculture. From this humble start grew a small but astute organization, and more importantly, a formidable constituency of farmers and environmentalists united around a common cause.
 
With leadership from AFT, that constituency drove through Congress the first “Conservation Title” in the history of the U.S. Farm Bill; oversaw the development of agriculture conservation easement programs throughout the country; and continues to develop innovative approaches to sustainable agriculture.
 
No Farms, No Food takes readers inside the political and policy battles that determine the fate of our nation’s farmland. And it illustrates the tactics needed to unify fractured interest groups for the common good. No Farms, No Food is both an inspiring history of agricultural conservation and a practical guide to creating an effective advocacy organization. This is an essential read for everyone who cares about the future of our food, farms, and environment.
 
Don Stuart is a former director for AFT’s Pacific Northwest Regional Office and has also served as executive director for the Washington Association of Conservation Districts and executive director for Salmon for Washington, a nonprofit trade association. Stuart is the author of Barnyards and Birkenstocks: Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other.
 
Product Details ISBN: 9781642832310
ISBN-10: 1642832316
Publisher: Island Press
Publication Date: April 14th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English