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Over the past decade, the population of Dane County has grown by about 13 percent, adding approximately 46,000 new residents and making it the 9th fastest growing county in the state. In 1998, more...
Amended zoning code provisions that expand uses at farm wineries.
Local zoning ordinance defining the term "agritourism."
Local ordinance created to expand opportunities for local sales at farm stands, farms and farmers' markets.
Creates a state-level food policy council in Washington.
The Organic Food Production Act establishes national standards governing the marketing of certain agricultural products as organically produced products; assures consumers that organically produced...
Provides a definition of the term "Farmers' Market" within the jurisdiction of Philadelphia.
USDA is not the only federal body influencing what, and how, food is raised and consumed in the United States: many other spheres of governance shape our food system in significant, and sometimes...
The New York Approved Town Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plans Resource Index provides links to online sample documents for local town agriculture and farmland protection plans.
Many local governments lack the resources or expertise to make the specific regulatory changes that will create more sustainable communities. And for many, model codes or ordinances can be too...
Getting to Smart Growth II picks up where the first volume left off. Like its predecessor, this volume shows that a wide variety of smart growth tools, policies, and approaches are available to...
This guidebook offers practical tools to help states and local governments combat urban sprawl, protect farmland, promote affordable housing and encourage redevelopment.
This guide begins with an overview of some of the challenges and opportunities that communities along the water face. Ten sections follow, one for each of the smart growth coastal and waterfront...
American society derives many benefits from farmland and is often willing to pay to preserve it from urbanization. We present an innovative framework to support farmland preservation programs in...
Many rural communities are facing challenges, including rapid growth at metropolitan edges, declining rural populations, and loss of working lands. This report focuses on smart growth strategies...
A series of coordinated case studies compares the structure, size, and performance of local food supply chains with those of mainstream supply chains. Interviews and site visits with farms and...
Ninety-one percent of U.S. farms are classified as small—gross cash farm income (GCFI) of less than $250,000. About 60 percent of these small farms are very small, generating GCFI of less than $10,...
This report is created to assess all components of a regional food system in the 12 central Ohio counties, to make policy recommendations to local governments, and to serve as a resource to...
What are local, healthy foods, and the food system that supports them, worth? This report presents one way to answer that question. Its analysis is purposefully focused on specific subsectors of the...

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