Chautauqua County Farmland Protection Plan

Jurisdiction Name: Chautauqua County
State/Province: NY
Country: United States
Type of Government: County
Population: 131,748
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2000
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: agribusiness, agricultural economy, agriculture, economic development, farmland preservation, farmland protection, right-to-farm, zoning
Adopting Government Department(s):

Chautauqua County Legislature

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Chautauqua County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: Agribusiness, Chautauqua County, Cornell Cooperative Extension, lending institutions, Soil and Water Conservation District, local taxes
Policy Outcome(s):

The plan’s mission is to “[e]nhance opportunities for the growth of agriculture and agribusiness and for the preservation and protection of viable farmland in Chautauqua County.” Successful strategies will (i) increase profitability of farming and business development in support of farming, (ii) protect, preserve and conserve farmland and forestland, and (iii) retain and develop agribusiness.

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