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Local Foods Planning and Zoning

Krumel, Thomas

Agricultural Protection Zoning has been enacted to prevent the development of agricultural landsinto non-farm uses. These zoning ordinances are enacted at the county or municipality-level and areoften contained in the comprehensive zoning plan. The comprehensive zoning plans contain thegoals of a community in terms of growth which are created by planners and confirmed through aseries of public hearings run by a Board of Commissioners or City Council. “Plans may include orrecommend specific policies to protect agricultural resources and to head off potential land-useconflicts” (The Farmland Protection Toolbox). While utilizing these tools to protect agricultural landis a noble endeavor, it does have the potential to create unforeseen consequences that could harm ordeter certain farm enterprises.

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