In 2004, the Orange County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board updated and expanded its 1996 Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan. The updated plan focused more closely on options for economic development in agriculture while still protecting farmland. As Orange County agriculture has transitioned from predominantly commodity based agriculture to new opportunities in direct marketing and agritourism, it was important to address the changing needs of the industry.
Orange County, NY: Agricultural Economic Development Strategy (2004)
Current as of
April 01, 2007