Farmland

Amid data showing a dwindling supply of prime Canadian agricultural land, a commencing study seeks to strengthen preservation policies.
Nov 18, 2013   The Globe and Mail
Norimitsu Onishi reports on the major rift caused by a proposed plan for twin 35-mile tunnels to take water from the Sacramento River to large corporate farms and densely populated regions in Central and Southern California.
Aug 14, 2012   The New York Times
Since Wednesday, Chinese farmers have been protesting the sale of over 800 acres of farmland to developers. The scene, writes Andrew Jacobs, is not entirely uncommon lately as concerns over environmental justice build.
Sep 24, 2011   New York Times
Howard County, Maryland's Agricultural Land Preservation Program has taken advantage of the down market to purchase more than 1,000 acres of farmland.
Sep 12, 2011   The Baltimore Sun
Japan's yard-less city dwellers are increasingly drawn to "weekend farming" plots rented from commercial farmers on the urban fringe. Could it help the country's struggling agriculture sector? Kenji Hall reports.
Dec 6, 2010   Los Angeles Times
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger cultivates the image of a climate change warrior. But the state budget he signed this week portrays very different priorities.
Jul 30, 2009   California Planning & Development Report
25 farmers in Fairfield County, Ohio are attempting to prevent future development by preserving their farmland in permanent agricultural use.
Jun 19, 2009   The Columbus Dispatch
As farmland prices skyrocketed, so did the cost of growing a suburb.
Jun 15, 2009   New Geography
Officials in San Antonio say they've closed a legal loophole that allowed developers to clear trees for ranching or farming.
Apr 8, 2009   San Antonio Express-News
China's government has announced major changes in property rights for farmers, giving them the ability to 'lease, exchange, or swap' their plots.
Oct 21, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Ham Lake, Minnesota, residents are torn over the best way to preserve the rural character of their St. Paul suburb.</p>
May 26, 2008   Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul