Plan Aims to Protect and Enhance Access to Farmland in Massachusetts
Between 1997 and 2017, the state lost nearly 60,000 acres of farmland
From the Morning Ag Clips article:
The Healey-Driscoll Administration released the Massachusetts Farmland Action Plan today, a long-range strategic initiative to address Massachusetts’ farmland needs. The plan sets goals and priorities around increasing farmland conservation and protection, addressing farmland access, and preserving and expanding the economic and environmental viability of farms across the state.
“Today, nearly 500,000 acres of precious farmland are stewarded by our farmers. But with rising costs and increased extreme weather, our farmers need our help to plan for the future,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rebecca Tepper. “The Farmland Action Plan will protect and expand our existing acreage by making more public land available for lease to farmers and enacting zoning measures that support farmland.”
The Farmland Action Plan's unveiling was also convered by Western Mass News.
December 05, 2023