Protect Farm and Ranch Land

Updated November 2020

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Farmland Protection 

This clearinghouse, curated by the American Farmland Trust’s Farmland Information Center, provides an overview of state and federal programs, regulations, and other strategies to protect farmland and support agriculture. It includes tools and resources that address agricultural conservation easements (ACE), agricultural protection zoning (APZ), the purchase of agricultural conservation easements (PACE), transfer of development rights ordinances (TDR), and urban growth boundaries (UGBs).