Strategic targeting of agricultural conservation easements
as a growth management tool.
Lexington-Fayette County's (LFUCG) Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program is the first Agricultural Conservation Easement
program by a local government in Kentucky.
The district identifies the area that agricultural conservation easement
(PACE) programs concentrate on for easement purchase.
The goal of agricultural conservation easement
programs is to preserve enough farmland in sufficient concentration to support agricultural infrastructure and boost expectations that agricultural investments are justified (Daniels 1991).
The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement
Program (ACEP), created by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect critical water resources and wildlife habitat, and encourage private owners to maintain land for farming and ranching.
An agricultural conservation easement
is a voluntary, legally recorded agreement between a property owner and a qualified conservation organization or public trust that restricts land to agriculture and open space uses.
Created by the 2014 Farm Bill, WREP is a special enrollment option under the Agricultural Conservation Easement
Program's Wetland Reserve Easement component.
Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement
Program (ACEP), designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands.
Michigan conditions grants to local governments for the purchase of agricultural conservation easements
upon adoption of a comprehensive land-use plan that includes a plan for agricultural preservation.
Libby, "Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements
and Other Farmland Rights: Evidence on Price and Willingness to Supply" (unpublished paper, available at http://aede.
We must increase funding for agricultural conservation easements
at all levels of government.
This proposal applies to conservation easements and similar sales of partial interests in land for conservation purposes, such as development rights and agricultural conservation easements