American Farmland Trust, Center of the American West, and The Nature Conservancy conducted a study to model and map prime ranchlands of the rocky mountain west (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico) and to assess the development threats to those lands over the next twenty years. This slide presentation was developed in conjuction with the report, Strategic Ranchland in the Rocky Mountain West.
The Rural Rehabilitation Loan Program is a source of low-interest loans for farms and ranches. The purpose of this program is to help those who want to buy, begin or improve an agricultural operation but who cannot qualify for conventional financing.
Strategic Plan adopted by the Cache County, Utah, Agricultural Advisory Board, ratified November 5, 2002.
Funds Utah PACE program easement acquisitions with money generated from "roll back" taxes.
This bill provides that an individual may grow and store food for consumption by the individual and other community members.
This Salt Lake City, Utah ordinance promotes cultivation of honeybees within city limits. This ordinance authorizes beekeeping subject to certain regulations and finds that such action reasonably furthers the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Salt Lake City.
Establishes the Utah Quality Growth Commission, as well as powers and duties for the Commission.
Agriculture Sustainability Act. Requires counties to adopt Agricultural Sustainability Funds with revenue collected from county differential assessment rollbacks. Creates state Agricultural Preservation Selection and Funding Committee to select easement projects.
This study analyzes the threats to prime ranchland in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico in order to help state and local governments and private organizations target critical conservation areas.
The Rocky Mountain Agricultural Landowners Guide is the product of a unique partnership between American Farmland Trust and Coleman Natural Foods through the Coleman Eco-Project 2015, a 10-year relationship that addresses the critical need to protect U.S. working farms and ranches. In this guide, you will find information outlining tools and federal and state programs to help farmers and ranchers conserve their land and maintain its long-term health for future generations.
In the case of Kelo v. the City of New London, the Supreme Court ruled that the Connecticut city could acquire land by eminent domain to make way for a private commercial development project that implements the city’s economic development plan. Regardless of how this controversial decision is applied, the case has raised public awareness about, and legislators’ willingness to address, eminent domain. Against this backdrop, there is an opportunity for farmland protection advocates to curb condemnation that could result in, or spur, farmland conversion.