In Hard Times, States Still Spend To Protect Farms : NPR

Jan 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Farm

“From a New England perspective, I would say Connecticut has been the most aggressive in the last couple of years in terms of the farmland perspective, which has been wonderful,” said Cris Coffin, New England director of the American Farmland Trust.

The money spent represents a tiny fraction of Connecticut’s budget, which is $19 billion this year. It comes from state bonds and a recently passed $40 fee on land transfer documents, which was strongly opposed by Connecticut’s real estate industry.

via In Hard Times, States Still Spend To Protect Farms : NPR.

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