Creating Viable Farms and Ranches: An Economic Development Strategy in Rural and Urban-Edge Communities

Staying profitable when competing against a flood of products produced from four corners of the globe is one of the greatest challenges for farmers and ranchers. To address this challenge, communities that recognize the value of agriculture to the local economy implement land use planning techniques and agricultural economic development tools. By planning for an economically healthy agriculture with pro-farming techniques that are integrated into an overall comprehensive land use plan, urban-edge communities retain the qualities that make them attractive. Learn how AFT can help you create and implement a plan for agriculture.

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Author: 
American Farmland Trust
Publisher: 
Washington, DC: American Farmland Trust
Page Numbers: 
6
Publication Date: 
July 1, 2005
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