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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

06/22/08 Greenwich Post News Links For Tuesday

Local Conservation Group Celebrates The Federal Farm Bill,
Because They Hope To Get More Land.

Local Farmer Gets No Money From The Federal Farm Bill.

He Gets To Lose His Land At An Auction !!!!

Land Trust announces bill providing tax incentives

The recent renewal of federal legislation that provides tax incentives for conservation is expected to encourage further donation of open space by landowners.

The tax incentive for voluntary conservation agreements in the Farm Bill, passed on May 22, is retroactive to the beginning of the year and will last through 2009. “The Greenwich Land Trust and land trusts nationwide are celebrating this legislative victory,” said Bill Boysen, president of the Greenwich Land Trust. “By protecting our communities’ natural resources on private land, landowners can play a critical role in preserving Greenwich’s natural heritage for future generations.....”

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