The California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO) white paper, “State of the Art on Agricultural Preservation,” provides insights to inform and inspire Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCos) that seek to establish or enhance policies that preserve agricultural land while simultaneously promoting orderly growth and development. CALAFCO invited American Farmland Trust (AFT) to work collaboratively on this white paper to exchange and share perspectives on successful policy implementation and development. This paper explores the parameters of agricultural land preservation and provides guidance in the development of agricultural land preservation policies for individual LAFCos to consider.
State of the Art on Agricultural Preservation
Serena Unger, Christine Crawford, David Fey, Elliot Mulberg, Neelima Palacherla
Sacramento, CA: American Farmland Trust & California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions
February 19, 2018
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