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Dutchess Land Conservancy awarded over $2.6 million to preserve 462 acres

Albany – The Dutchess Land Conservancy has been awarded three state farmland protection program totaling $2.7 million to preserve 462 acres of farmland.

The Hahn Farm, a livestock operation awarded under the Viable Agricultural Land-Other category, was awarded $544,232 for 117 acres.

The Levin Farm #1, a dairy operation, was awarded $2 million for 320 acres under the Access to Farmland category.

The Levin Farm #2, a dairy operation and horse-boarding operation, was awarded $133,736 for 25 acres.

“The state’s Farmland Protection program provides funding for conservation easements that protect the very foundation of our agricultural industry,” said Governor Hochul. “This program and its expanded eligibility and focus on state priorities gives even more farmers the opportunity to conserve their land and protect their operations from development pressures. By protecting our farmland, we can help ensure the viability and success of New York agricultural for generations to come.”

Source: Mid-Hdsion News

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