FARMLAND PRESERVATION

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The continued loss of farmland to development and suburban sprawl is creating a logistical and economic challenge for farmers. Often farmers must piece together fragmented parcels to meet their land needs. Yet even these fragmented farm fields are disappearing, and those that remain are increasingly expensive to buy. The escalating loss of farmland is threatening not just the viability of an industry but also the state's rural legacy and landscape.

For detailed information about farmland protection in Connecticut, please consult American Farmland Trusts "Conservation Options for Connecticut Farmland: A Guide for Landowners, Land Trusts and Municipalities"

Farmland Protection Resources

State Farmland Protection Program

Federal Farmland Protection Program

American Farmland Trust

Connecticut Farmland Trust

Working Lands Alliance

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