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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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FRPP Working Ranch

Courtesy of John Fielder

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July 17: The House just voted 277-130 to pass the charities package! 56 Democrats joined their Republican colleagues to support charitable giving incentives, including the enhanced easement incentive - the second-highest number of defections after the research and development tax credit. Several others spoke on the floor in support of the conservation easement incentive, and other favorable charitable incentives. Thank you to organizations like Ducks Unlimited, CSF and others that reached out to Congressional offices over the last few days or alerted their membership of this important vote. Now, we pivot to the Senate.
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