Sprawl Invades Farmlands In Georgia

Farmland is disappearing rapidly in Georgia.
March 30, 2002, 7am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"From 1982 to 1997, the use of land for residences and other urban needs has nearly doubled in the six-county area, according to statistics from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, a unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that works to conserve, maintain and improve the country's natural resources and environment.That scenario - the rapid decline of prime farmland in the United States - is being played out across the nation, but nowhere is it moving faster than in north Georgia, according to University of Georgia demographer Doug Bachtel."

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Published on Thursday, March 28, 2002 in ABC News


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