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Strategy RC2.3: Encourage and support municipalities interested in developing a funding stream generated from a local sales tax to fund farmland protection.

Strategy Description

The University of North Carolina at Asheville Farmland Values Project study found that residents would be willing to pay an average of $185 per year for farmland protection in their county. Visitors were willing to pay an average of $195 per year.

Additional Information / Case Studies

Farmland in the Mountains | Image Credit: Farmland Values Project

Recommendation

RC2: Preserve agriculture and forestry lands.