Farm boom is great, if we can keep enough land in agriculture

Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Farm, Land

In Rocky Hill, a developer has proposed a 35-lot subdivision on what was a family farm. At the same time, the town council has put a referendum question on the November ballot that would allow officials to borrow up to $10 million to acquire open space and preserve farmland.

This encapsules [sic] a dilemma in much of the state. We’ve been losing farmland for many decades, but now agriculture is enjoying a renaissance. People want locally grown food. But with the economy inching toward recovery, development pressure is growing again.

Can we keep enough land in farming to meet the rising demand?

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