Farmland Protection: The Role of Local Governments in Protecting Farmland as a Vital Local Resource

Growing Food Connections Planning & Policy Brief, 2017

By: Ann Dillemuth

Farmland Protection

This briefing paper, produced as part of the Growing Food Connections project, offers an overview of regulatory and programmatic approaches to protect farmland from nonfarm development. It explores threats to farmland and describes promising practices in preventing farmland loss. It also provides sample comprehensive plan policies from several communities addressing farmland protection.