Agricultural Land

October 4, 2017, 5am PDT
The algae bloom in Lake Erie has spread to cover much of the edge of Lake Eerie near Toledo, but toxins remain low where local communities draw drinking water supply.
The New York Times
July 28, 2017, 8am PDT
We don't usually think zoning when considering farmland preservation, but Hazel Borys shares are a few thoughts that may help.
PlaceShakers
June 3, 2017, 11am PDT
Wisconsin provides a case study in the varied methods for defining rural, and why that matters. "Rural is not simple to define, perhaps because the real question is rural for what purpose?"
WisContext
September 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Joe Mathews of Zócalo Public Square views with a great deal of skepticism the urban growth boundaries the voters of Ventura County adjacent to Los Angeles County have enacted since 1995 due to the lack of infill. Another measure is on the ballot.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 20, 2015, 1pm PST
Out of sheer necessity, the state of California has embarked on a new process for regulating the use of groundwater.
Capital Press
June 10, 2014, 6am PDT
A new post by Vox includes 40 maps, charts, and graphs explain that where and how food works in America.
Vox
September 12, 2011, 9am PDT
Howard County, Maryland's Agricultural Land Preservation Program has taken advantage of the down market to purchase more than 1,000 acres of farmland.
The Baltimore Sun
Blog post
August 11, 2009, 3pm PDT

A couple of weeks ago, the South Dakota Supreme Court in Anderson v. Town of Badger held that a town had the power to grant a waiver of a distance requirement set by Kingsbury County for a CAFO. Click here for the decision.

Wait a minute. Why wouldn’t you want to live near a CAFO? What’s a CAFO? It’s not Community Association Facility Operations. It’s not Centralized Area of Fun Outside …no, it’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, something akin to dinner time at my fraternity house in the mid-1960s…

Dwight Merriam
August 11, 2009, 5am PDT
A new city being planned on 77 acres of agricultural land in Oregon has prompted some to question the hard difference between urban and rural as compartmentalized by the Portland area's urban growth boundary.
The Oregonian
May 5, 2009, 10am PDT
This segment form Oregon Public Broadcasting looks at the rise of wind farms in rural Oregon.
Oregon Public Broadcasting