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$350,000 Land Preservation Grant for Virginia Farmers

Don Rush

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is annoucing new grant money to help preserve farmland around the state.

Northam announced this week that the Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund was awarding $350,000 in grants to Albemarle, Clarke, Fauquier, and Stafford counties, and the cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.

The money is used to provide an incentive for farm and forest owners to put land into a conservation easement.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.