Posts Tagged ‘ farm land preservation ’

Farm land preservation dispute to cost CT $3.8 million as blame game goes on

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By
Fair Weather Acres, Rocky HIll (facebook)

State and federal agriculture officials agree that Connecticut’s farmland preservation program is in trouble and stands to lose millions in federal funding. What they disagree on is who is to blame.

AFT Releases State-Level Agricultural Easement Stats

Sep 20th, 2010 | By

States’ efforts to protect agricultural land through purchase of agricultural conservation easement programs accelerated in 2009 despite funding shortfalls. For example, agricultural land values declined 4.2 percent in Connecticut.

In New York, the Governor and Legislature passed a reduced budget for 2010-2011 that will have severe impacts on state farmland protection efforts.

Fundraiser in Litchfield raises thousands for land trust

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

LITCHFIELD — On an overcast and somewhat chilly day, some 700 people flocked Sunday to Laurel Ridge Farm, where they sampled food and drink as part of Connecticut Farmland Trust’s 10th annual “Celebration of Connecticut Farms.” via Fundraiser in Litchfield raises thousands for land trust The Republican-American.