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    • Know Before You Grow: Understanding Site Risks for Garden and Growing Activities

      EPA-560-F-21-201, October 2021
      This fact sheet provides information on how to assess soils for urban gardening to determine whether the lot is a brownfield and the level of soil contamination.
    • Agricultural Conservation Easements

      April 2019
      by: Julia Freedgood, Jennifer Dempsey
      This fact sheet provides definitions for agricultural conservation easements, gives an overview of its history, and describes some of the benefits and risks of this farmland protection tool.
    • Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements

      November 2020
      by: Farmland Information Center
      This fact sheet defines purchase of agricultural conservation easement (PACE) programs, gives an overview of the history of PACE programs, and describes their function and purpose.
    • Agricultural District Programs

      September 2016
      This fact sheet describes state-level agricultural district programs and gives an overview of the history of the program.
    • Local Governments Support for Local Food Systems

      January 2012
      The fact sheet talks about county level plan policies, food councils, and public-private partnerships and how these can help further food systems.
    • Farmland Protection Policy Act

      June 2021
      This fact sheet gives an overview of the Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA), which is part of the 1981 Farm Bill and addresses the need to minimize the degree to which federal projects contribute to the conversion of farmland to other uses.
    • Protecting California Farmland and Ranchland

      May 2020
      This fact sheet gives an overview of California's Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC), a program established to help protect the state farmland and ranchland.
    • 2021 Status of State Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

      September 2021
      by: Jennifer Dempsey, Laura Barley
      This fact sheet from the American Farmland Trust’s Farmland Information Center tracks the status and summarizes important information about the 27 purchase of agricultural conservation easement (PACE) programs currently active among U.S. states.
    • Planning for Food Trucks

      PAS QuickNotes 49
      by: Patrick Terranova, David Morley, AICP
      This edition of PAS QuickNotes summarizes the opportunities and challenges associated with food trucks and discusses four key policy considerations for localities looking to update business licensing and development regulations to clarify rules for mobile food vendors.
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    • The Farmland Protection Toolbox

      PAS QuickNotes 36
      by: Jennifer Demsey
      This edition of PAS QuickNotes presents an overview of the tools most commonly used locally to reduce farm and ranch land conversion and to permanently protect agricultural land.
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    • Food Systems Planning

      PAS QuickNotes 24
      This edition of PAS QuickNotes provides a primer on how planning affects the development of healthy, sustainable local and regional food systems.
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