"Farmland Protection Policy Act" - FIC

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“Farmland Protection Policy Act”

The FPPA is intended to minimize the impact Federal programs have on the unnecessary and irreversible conversion of farmland to nonagricultural uses. It assures that—to the extent possible—Federal programs are administered to be compatible with state, local units of government, and private programs and policies to protect farmland. Federal agencies are required to develop and review their policies and procedures to implement the FPPA every two years.

The FPPA does not authorize the Federal Government to regulate the use of private or nonfederal land or, in any way, affect the property rights of owners.

Authority Type
Statutes and Ordinances
Level of Government
Law Type
Federal Laws
Farm Bill, Farmland Loss Mitigation, Federal Farmland Protection Policies & Programs
7 USC §§ 4201 - 4209.

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