In the Midwest, farming and open space are the region’s defining characteristics. Yet, wasteful land use patterns threaten the rural character and productivity of our nation’s breadbasket. Local farmland protection advocates work to promote conservation practices to preserve agricultural land for the future.
Land of Plenty: Saving the Upper Midwest
Washington, DC: American Farmland Trust
January 01, 2002
Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Farmland Protection Overview, Land Use Planning, Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements, Smart Growth / Growth Management