Commentary: Farmland Loss is a National Crisis, and Felt Mightily in West

July 24, 2019

WWRC Vice Chair Hannah Clark writes about why the loss of farm and ranchland is a national crisis, especially in Western states, and what can be done about it. She highlights the importance of the WWRP to address the issue here in Washington.

Excerpt: Anyone who has taken a recent drive in America’s western states can see first-hand what we at American Farmland Trust have been saying for years: our farmland is disappearing at an alarming rate.

Between 1992 and 2012, 31 million acres of farmland and ranchland disappeared according to research from our recently released “Farms Under Threat” analysis—the most comprehensive study ever on agricultural land loss in the U.S.

Read more in the Capital Press.