NRCS offers voluntary Farm Bill conservation programs that benefit both agricultural producers and the environment. Information at: www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/farmbill/
US Farm Bill Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) information at: www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/easements/acep/?cid=stelprdb1242695
An agricultural conservation easement (restriction) is used by a landowner to protect productive agricultural land. The fact sheet describes the benefits and drawbacks of these agreements.
Conservation programs of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the US Dept of Agriculture.
This voluntary program is intended to offer a non-development alternative to farmers and other owners of "prime" and "state important" agricultural land as they decide the future use and disposition of their farms.
Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition : 18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury MA 01776
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