Trust Merger to Protect Farmland

“A recent merger between two land trusts focused on farmland protection has garnered support and hope from East County farmers.

When Kathryn Lyddan, former executive director of Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust (BALT), left her seat to accept a position with the State Department of Conservation, the BALT board decided it was time to merge with Central Valley Farmland Trust (CVFT). According to Tom Bloomfield, owner of Bloomfield Cherries, the merger courtship transpired over the last two years and was finalized in December. The trust’s new name is California Farmland Trust.”…

Read More Here – This article was published in The Press on April 12, 2018