County farmland loss considered minimal

Increasing crop yieldscontinue to offset recent farmland loss due to urbanization in NorthCounty and throughout California.

1 minute read

October 26, 2000, 12:00 PM PDT

By California 2000


According to the 1996-98 Farmland Conversion Report http://www.consrv.ca.gov/dlrp/FMMP/fmmp_98rpt.htm ) produced by theCalifornia Department of Conservation ( ) , increasing crop yieldscontinue to offset recent farmland loss due to urbanization in NorthCounty and throughout California. While Southern California lost 30,306acres to urban growth in 1996-1998, nearly 25% more than the previoustwo years, the use of high yield crops has allowed farmers to maintaineconomically viable productions.Despite the overall statewide loss of 43,000 acres of agricultural landbetween 1996-1998, the California Institute for Rural Studies http://www.cirsinc.org ) found a 10% increase in harvested cropland inthe state since 1992 due to the fact that more land is now being usedfor growing crops instead of as pastureland.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

Tuesday, October 17, 2000 in North County Times Escondido-Oceanside-Vista

Green rapid transit bus pulled into station in dedicated lane.

Indiana Once Again Considering Ban on Dedicated Transit Lanes

The proposed legislation would impact the construction of planned IndyGo Blue Line, the third phase of the city’s bus rapid transit system.

February 25, 2024 - Fox 59

View from shore of Sepulveda Basin water catchment basin with marsh plants along shore.

LA’s ‘Spongy’ Infrastructure Captured Almost 9 Billion Gallons of Water

The city is turning away from stormwater management practices that shuttle water to the ocean, building infrastructure that collects and directs it underground instead.

February 25, 2024 - Wired

Aerial view of large homes surrounded by mature trees with Lake MIchigan shoreline at left.

Investors Snapping Up Record-High Number of Affordable Homes

High interest rates and record-high prices are driving investors to focus on homes in the lower price tier, exacerbating inventory shortages and pushing regular home buyers out of the market.

February 25, 2024 - Yahoo Finance

View from between tall white brick buildings in evening in downtown Los Angeles with modern office building across street.

Federal Office Conversion Program Slow to Start

To date, no loans have closed through a federal program meant to spur office-to-residential conversions.

4 hours ago - Bloomberg CityLab

Zebra crosswalk with raised curb extensions and bioswale on small street with parked cars and mature trees.

How Capturing Rainwater Can Make Cities Safer, More Resilient

Green infrastructure can help prevent flooding and replenish groundwater supplies, preventing subsidence that makes land sink.

6 hours ago - Wired

People in hoodies and jackets waiting for oncoming bus at sidewalk bus stop in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston’s Blue Hill Avenue to Get BRT, Safety Improvements

The key bus corridor serves over 37,000 bus riders daily.

March 3 - WBUR

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.