Jefferson County New York, Purchase of Development Rigths: Feasibility Analysis and Program Design


The economic significance of the agricultural industry and the quality of the land used by agriculture were driving factors in the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board's decision to undertake a PDR Feasibility Study.  Work group meetings, public meetings and one-on-one farmer meetings resulted in a list of recommendations for the county to implement as it moved forward with a PDR program.  Recommendations included promoting a "no net loss" goal and protecting 20 percent of current productive acreage for agriculture. 

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Jefferson County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board
Watertown, NY: Jefferson County Department of Planning
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