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2024 Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan Update

Erie County and planning consultant LaBella are updating the existing Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. Since the existing Plan’s 2012 adoption, the agricultural environment in Erie County has changed, new issues have emerged, and many of the Plan's recommendations have been implemented. The updated Plan will address the continued emergence of a vibrant urban agricultural economy, the importance of climate-friendly farming techniques, and the increase of large-scale solar development in agricultural areas. The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning (DEP) will lead the update process, in close cooperation with the Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB), which will act as the Steering Committee.

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