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FRPP Economic Benefits Report

The Power of Leveraging Local and Federal Dollars to Strengthen Agricultural Land Easement Investments

FRPP Cover ImageThe U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service's Farm and Ranch lands Protection Program (FRPP) provides funding for the purchase of conservation easements from landowners who wish to sell their development rights, ensuring their land will remain in agricultural production for generations. Over the past 15 years, FRPP has invested over $1 billion in federal funds, leveraged by an equal amount of other private and public funds. The benefits reach far beyond the farm or ranch protected -- FRPP helps support local agricultural markets and suppliers, foster tourism, improve water quality, and conserve land in strategically important areas. This report examines how FRPP has strengthened four communities across the country by protecting farm and ranchlands.

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Letters from Business Leaders on Benefits of Ag Easements

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If Congress fails to enact a Farm Bill in December, we could lose $500 million for this innovative and cost-effective program. Here’s how you can help today:

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FRPP Working Ranch

Courtesy of John Fielder

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The House of Representatives will vote on the Conservation Easement Incentive Act, perhaps as early as next week. Whether you use this incentive or not, this is an unprecedented opportunity for the entire House of Representatives to vote specifically on whether or not to help land trusts. Every vote will count, and we urge you to call your congressional office and ask your representative to support H.R. 2807 when it comes to the floor – and to get as many others as possible in your land trust and its local partners to do the same.
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