Agricultural Conservation Easements

April 2019

By: , Julia Freedgood
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Farmland Protection | Food Systems

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. It describes the restrictions provided by agricultural conservation easements and the terms of these restrictions, the valuation of agricultural conservation easements, and the tax benefits that grantors can receive.