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This table displays the status and summarizes important information, as of January 2017, about farm and ranch land protection programs in the 28 states that have funded easement acquisitions.
The purpose of this white paper is to highlight the economic and other contributions of the regional food economy in California's Bay Area, propose strategies and investments needed to protect and...
Food is vital to the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. Producing food is a critical part of the state’s economy, and expanding access to fresh, healthy food is essential to solving major...
Idaho Farm Link is the place you can connect, whether you are a landowner or land seeker. If you want to farm and are looking for agricultural land to lease or buy or you are a landowner and would...
Handbook for Conservation Districts on Environmental Markets provides insights, guidance and real-world experiences for conservation districts and partners interested in water-quality trading and...
An Act concerning agriculture and biomass, solar, and wind energy.
This Model Solar Energy Law is designed to assist communities in New York State adopt zoning provisions that promote solar energy systems while protecting community character and the environment. 
New York’s solar market is growing fast, 795 percent since 2011, so demand for sites to install large-scale solar electric systems is high. Across New York State, solar developers are contacting...
This document describes two land-use tools New York State municipalities commonly use to site large-scale solar energy systems in agricultural areas: special use permits and site plan regulations....
With an aim of identifying barriers to renewable energy development in New York and developing strategies to reduce those hurdles, The Nature Conservancy (the Conservancy) and the Alliance for Clean...
This model zoning was prepared to assist Massachusetts cities and towns in establishing reasonable standards to facilitate development of solar energy systems. 
This document is designed to help New York State localities amend zoning and other land use regulations to permit the development of solar energy systems in their jurisdictions. While it applies to...
The Guidebook is a compilation of information, tools and step-by-step instructions to support local governments developing solar energy resources and creating clean energy jobs. 
While women own 25% of the acres rented out for farming, little has been done in terms of federal policy that focuses on these women. In this policy analysis, we detail how (1) lack of data on these...
This guide is intended to help local decision-makers and community members in Massachusetts answer common questions about ground-mounted solar PV development. Ground-mounted solar PV has many proven...
This bulletin describes the circumstances in which the installation of a solar generating facility affects a property’s eligibility for the Current Use Program. 
Each city and town may adopt under RSA 72:27-a an exemption from the assessed value, for property tax purposes, for persons owning real property which is equipped with a solar energy system as...
The following guidelines apply to the construction, restoration, and follow-up monitoring of solar energy projects impacting agricultural land. Depending on the size of the project, the project...
The purpose of 225 CMR 20.00 is to establish a statewide solar incentive program to encourage the continued use and development of generating units that use solar photovoltaic technology by...
Open space land imposes few if any costs on local government and is therefore an economic benefit to its citizens. The means for encouraging preservation of open space authorized by this chapter is...

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