A Cowgirl’s View

October 30, 2018

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) has slowed the decline of grazing lands in our area by purchasing development rights from farmers. These easements require the land to remain in agriculture in perpetuity. In return, the farmer receives 50 percent of the land’s value. Over the years, farmers have used this money to improve their operations, pay down debt and increase acreage. MALT has saved 50,000 acres of farmland in Marin County and stabilized our agricultural economy.

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