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What is the authority for the requirement to protect farmland?
Date Published: May 2014
The authority to protect farmland is the Farmland Protection Policy Act of 1981 (7 U.S.C. 4201 et seq.), particularly sections 1540(b) and 1541 (7 U.S.C. 4201(b) and 4202). For Department of Agriculture regulations, see 7 CFR Part 658.