Farmland Protection: What’s Behind the Growing Interest?

Planning Commissioners Journal, No. 63, Summer 2006

By: Planning Commissioners Journal

Farmland Protection 

This article from the Planning Commissioners Journal examines growing interest in farmland preservation and protection programs. It examines the three main approaches to farmland protection: supporting farm viability to increase profitability and maintain an active farming sector, zoning farmland to restrict its use to food and fiber production, and compensating landowners to permanently set aside their land for agricultural use.