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Farmland Preservation and Land Use Issues

Farmland preservation and other land use issues are key issues to be addressed in any farm business and risk management plan. Use the sites listed below to familiarize yourself with these issues and to explore the options available to help preserve farmland.

These sites provide general information on farmland preservation and land use issues. Each site opens the door to an array of related topics.

These sites provide specific information on farmland preservation and land use issues. Please refer to the brief web site description for details.


The Farm Risk Management and Crop Insurance website has been developed as part of a Targeted States Crop Insurance Education/Information Partnership conducted by the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System in collaboration with the Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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