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ACEP-ALE Options for Integrating Minimum Deed Terms

The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, Agricultural Land Easements (ACEP-ALE) is the federal farmland protection program administered by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The most important, lasting element of an ACEP-ALE transaction is the ALE deed, which includes mandatory Minimum Deed Terms (MDTs). Participating land protection entities choose one option for how to integrate the MDTs into the ALE deed. This resource details the three available options and considerations for using each.

Kayla Donovan, Jennifer Dempsey, Darlene Monds
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
Page Numbers
Publication Date
June 06, 2022
Publication Type
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos
Federal Farmland Protection Policies & Programs

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