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Zoning to Protect Farming: A Citizens’ Guidebook / National Agricultural Lands Study

This publication is for citizens interested in zoning to protect farming. It ex- plains reasons people give for protecting farms and farmland, describes how farms are converted to non-agricultural uses, explains zoning tools available to protect farming and includes some references to community case studies of farmland protection programs. It shows how people can help develop their own program to protect farming. People are advised on how to make the community aware of the problem, how to plan to protect farming, how to turn a farming protection plan into law, and what to do after a farming protection program has been implemented.

Publication Name
National Agricultural Lands Study
Downloadable Documents
William Toner
Washington, DC: National Agricultural Lands Study
Page Numbers
Publication Date
January 01, 1981
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
Agricultural Protection Zoning

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