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This Plan of Conservation and Development is rooted in Granby’s Fundamental Values, those aspects of the Town that are treasured by the community. It is the overall objective of this Plan to protect...
This ordinance regulates wineries in Santa Clara County, California.  
Farmers have helped shape the landscape of New York. They have cleared the countryside, plowed fields and maintained woodlands for centuries. Even today, more than seven million acres in New York are...
This ordinance creates the Woodstock Agricultural Land Preservation and Land Acquisition Fund.
Two bills that would have helped protect agricultural land in Hawaii failed this spring. SB 3051 would have created a state agricultural land protection program to purchase agricultural conservation...
This guidebook is intended as a resource for local governments that are developing mitigation programs for the conservation of farmland in California. The guidebook thoroughly discusses farmland...
Across New York, municipalities, farmers and community members are coming together with a common goal: to protect our state’s working farmland for future generations of New Yorkers. Communities...
In 2000, an agricultural development commission was set up in Southern Maryland to assist farmers transitioning out of tobacco production.  One program the commission developed was the Farm Viability...
The presentation in this session of American Farmland Trust's Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference examines the consolidation of and changes to conservation programs in the 2014 Farm...
Wayne County's Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan was approved by the New York Commissioner of Agriculture in 1997.  Since the plan's development, the County Agricultural Development Board, in...
This handbook, a revised and expanded version of Agricultural and Farmland Protection for New York, published in 1993, presents a variety of programs and techniques that can be used by farmers and...
This publication is fourth in a series produced by a post-graduate-level seminar within the Urban Design Program at Columbia University. Each has been focused on environmental issues facing the Upper...
About Planning for Agriculture Learn more about creating a "farm friendly" policy framework to sustain an economically viable agriculture sector and to conserve and protect farmland.  How to Plan for...
The executive summary provides a condensed verion of the comprehensive evaluation of farmland protection programs, Protecting Farm Land: A Guidebook for State and Local Governments. It is the fourth...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is committed to protecting the Nation’s food, water, land and air for generations to come. These are goals that are important to American farmers, as well....
Material for a panel discussion of the Western Region District Conference of the National Association of County Planning Directors in Palm Springs, California.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency now considers pollution from all diffuse sources to be the most important source of contamination in the nation's waters (USEPA, 1997). These...
We investigate the influence of future land development on current agricultural land values. From a theoretical model of land markets, we derive a reduced-form expression for agricultural land values...

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