This grant opportunity is being offered to enable eligible applicants to specifically implement Conservation Easement Projects with owners of viable agricultural lands that are associated with certain non-dairy Farm Operations in transition that are at risk of conversion to non-farm uses. The viable agricultural land permanently protected as the result of each awarded Conservation Easement Project will remain in continuing agricultural use.
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