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Celebrating 25 Years of Saving Working Farms and Ranches
Montgomery County, Md. and Marin County, Calif. are two of the most successful agricultural land protection programs in the nation. Their success is based on strong support from farmers and the public and a combination of incentives and regulations, such as agricultural zoning, purchase of agricultural conservation easements, business planning for farmers and policies that support farming. Lectures, farms tours, harvest celebrations and other festivities will be held throughout the year in both counties to mark the successful endeavors. View American Farmland Trust's (AFT's) PACE fact sheet to learn more about one of the most successful techniques in these counties.

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