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Previous studies of the value of open space in other states indicate strong willingness to pay (WTP) for farmland preservation in urbanizing areas.
The town of Lebanon, Connecticut commissioned the Center for Survey Research and Analysis (CSRA) to conduct a telephone survey of registered voters in the town to gather opinions about land usage and...
In 2006, the town of Guilford created Connecticut's first agricultural commission, charged with supporting agriculture.
The town of North Branford established an agricultural commission in May 2007. The commission provides information to various town boards and commissions, resolves conflicts between farmers and...
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...
Town of Granby Connecticut's zoning regulations relating to agriculture.
The Tolland Zoning Regulations allow signs advertising the seasonal availability of farm products.
The town of Cheshire's zoning regulations allow for off-site directional signs, seasonal signs and permanent on-farm signs.
The intent of the town of Windsor's agricultural zone is to "provide for the retention of suitable areas for agricultural uses." The zone limits the size of subdivisions and allows permanent farm...
The town of Newtown has created a conservation and agriculture zone, which, in part, is focused on the retention of agriculture as a beneficial industry within the town.
This ordinance enables transfer of development rights (TDR) in Avon, Connecticut.  The ordinaces establishes regulations in to enable TDR in areas identified as having a high priority for...
The town of Hebron's subdivision regulations mandate 50 to 100 foot wide buffers, depending on agricultural use, adjacent to actively farmed land. Buffers must be provided by the developer,...
Under the town of Suffield's subdivision regulations, required buffers must be established by developers and maintained by lot owners and a statement informing new residents about common agricultural...
The town of Bolton's open space conservation development regulations call for the location of any development to occur on the least fertile agricultural soils.
This ordinance creates the Woodstock Agricultural Land Preservation and Land Acquisition Fund.
In December 2007, the town of North Stonington, Connecticut, held a special town meeting where a right-to-farm ordinance was adopted. The ordinance's purpose is to "foster farming as a way of life by...
In 2000, the town of Woodstock adopted a right-to-farm ordinance that declared support for farmers and described common, acceptable farming practices.
Since 1996, the town of Ashford has offered property tax abatements for dairy farms; in 2005 the abatement was expanded to orchards and vineyards.

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