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Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program

The Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program assists private landowners in protecting land from development, and maintaining their land under private ownership and in agricultural production. This land conservation program aims to offset the fragmentation and loss of agricultural land in Texas.  The program is advised by a Council representing various aspects of the agricultural industry.

This program is designed to keep the family farm in the family by providing funding for the purchase of development rights. The landowner benefits from the proceeds of the sale, the designated land trust oversees the management of the conservation easement, and the citizens of Texas reap the reward of keeping open space open for generations.

The Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program serves as a conduit between interested landowners, approved easement holders, and the funding mechanism that makes it all come together.

 

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