Skip to main content
    Share This Using Popular Bookmarking Services         

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Subscribe to the Market Bulletin
A field of cabbage growing in Georgia. (GDA Archive)

Georgia sees 500,000-acre loss of farmland

By Jay Jones
jay.jones@agr.georgia.gov

A study showing that farmland in Georgia is among the most threatened in the country is also casting a new light on efforts to protect farms from residential and commercial development. The study, "Farms Under Threat: The State of the States," was released by the American Farmland Trust this year and examined the loss of farmland in each state between 2001 and 2016.

Georgia is ranked fifth in AFT's study. The study scored each state on policies and programs in place to protect farmland. Georgia scored high on property tax policy but poorly on conservation easement programs and land-use planning.

Subscribe today to read the full article

 

View E-Edition
Renew Your Subscription
Subscribe Today
 
Translation:  
Site Map | Printable View | Copyright © 2020 Georgia Department of Agriculture.