February 2013

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Rural Virginia Terrorized by “Conservation Easements”

By L.M. Schwartz

Augustus “Gus” Jones and his wife, Dora, owned a moderate-sized farm. They married and bought the farm after Gus came home from the War. They worked hard, saved, improved, bought additional land and remodeled the old farmhouse where they raised two sons.

Are Conservation Easements Truly Protecting the Family Farm?

Matt Lohr, Commissioner, Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, touts conservation easements as a means of “protecting the family farm” in his recent Cooperative Living editorial.