In January of 2022, farms in Maine began testing high for the second time for PFAS contamination. PFAS or “forever chemicals” are found in many products, last for generations, and are tied to multiple health issues. Since the 1970s, farms across the country have been encouraged to spread municipal and industrial sewage sludge residuals on their fields, unaware of the PFAS chemicals they contain or their long-term impacts. Maine is one of the first states to take a comprehensive approach to investigating PFAS contamination on farms, supporting impacted farmers and preventing future contamination. This session will explore how land trusts, their allies and states can respond to PFAS contamination on farms, and actions that need to be taken on the federal level to address this issue.