The American Farmland Trust says U.S. farmland is disappearing at an alarming rate. A new report by that group says that in a twenty-year period ending in 2012, more than 30 million acres of farmland were lost. That’s equal to all the farmland in Iowa. Trust research director Ann Sorensen says some of the problem is low density housing.
“That’s a house on one acre, or two acres, or even a larger house that plops down in the middle of agricultural land,” Sorensen told Brownfield Ag News Wednesday.