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Monday, December 21, 2015

Getting Ready for Christmas & Farmland Saved - AgInfo.net

Getting Ready for Christmas & Farmland Saved - AgInfo.net: Statistics show that in the last 50 years farmland has been decreasing primarily due to urban sprawl. Chalk one up for the farmer. A 140-acre farm near Arlington, Washington has been saved from development. The land was ready to go on the auction block but a young third generation farmer, Andrew Albert, managed to lease the land and will be planting and growing his new crop this next year. Between 2007 and 2012, in Washington state alone the total area of farmland decreased by over 224-thousand acres.