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A model ordinance to protect the health and integrity of the local food system.
Alameda County Planning Department staff surveyed eleven other counties in the state to obtain a sampling of how these jurisdictions regulate wineries. The attached matrix contains the results of...
Due to a combination of factors, including development of open space land, increasing precipitation trends the United States and demands on Federal Emergency Management Agency funds, flooding is...
In partnership with the National Association of Produce Market Managers, the Wallace Center at Winrock International, and the Project for Public Spaces, the USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food...
Cleveland, Ohio ordinance establishing local producer, food purchase and sustainable business preference.
Cleveland, Ohio, ordinance establishing local producer, food purchase and sustainable business preference.
This powerpoint presentation is from the American Farmland Trust Seminar “Planning for the Future of Your Land”, May 31 & June 1, 2012, in Connecticut.
The Standard State Zoning Enabling Act was developed by the Department of Commerce and published in 1924.  A revised version was published in 1926.  The Act served as model zoning legislation for...
The presentations in this session from American Farmland Trust's Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference discuss the exciting work being done In both rural and urban communities around the...
Most farmers need financial assistance for purchasing and/or operating their farms but they may be unfamiliar with what information they need to gather prior to actually meeting with the lender. A...
The purpose of the Northeast Sector Plan is to outline specific land use goals, policies and recommendations for the planning area, while being consistent with the overall adopted comprehensive plan...
Climate, topography and water area are highly related to rural county population change over the past 25 years. A natural amenities index, derived and discussed here, captures much of this...
Rural areas in the United States stand to benefit from new highway funding legislation, especially the South. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) authorizes sharply increased...
USDA’s Economic Research Service recently constructed a new set of regions depicting geographic specialization in production of U.S. farm commodities. With more and more data available at the county...
Markets are increasingly being used and proposed as a way to address environmental problems and manage natural resources. Functioning markets exist for water rights and sulfur dioxide credits can...
Key research findings from projects supported by the Leopold Center’s Marketing and Food Systems Initiative and the Regional Food Systems Working Group of the Value Chain Partnerships project.
This report summarizes research on the state of community and squatter gardens in Philadelphia, with a focus on the production and distribution of food. The specific aims of this project were to...

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