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Designating Farmland of Local Importance in Massachusetts

Organizations and municipalities interested in the conservation of land suited for agricultural production and open space should know that the Code of Federal Regulations includes a section about important farmlands which states: The Nation needs to know the extent and location of the best land for producing food, feed, fiber, forage, and oilseed crops.

The regulation directs the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to identify and inventory prime and unique farmland and specifies that farmlands that are of statewide and local importance for producing these crops also need to be identified. These designations are applicable to USDA and other conservation program eligibility.

Author
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publisher
Hadley, MA: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Page Numbers
2
Publication Date
May 04, 2021
Publication Type
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos
State
Massachusetts
Keywords
Federal Farmland Protection Policies & Programs

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