Latest Agricultural land use News

Trust buys land for preservation as farmland, wildlife route

Jun. 06, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An historic, creek-side farm once targeted for residential development will be preserved instead as an agricultural and ecological oasis 40 miles south of Tucson. The nonprofit Arizona Land and Water Trust has purchased the first 371 acres of the...

Duke Energy division planning $180M Indiana solar farm

Apr. 10, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A division of Duke Energy that develops renewable energy projects plans to build a $180 million solar farm in western Indiana that would produce enough electricity to power 35,000 homes. The Hoosier Jack Solar farm proposed by Duke Energy...

Demonstrators protest against proposed Hawaii solar farm

Mar. 27, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Republican state Sen. Kurt Fevella organized a protest along a highway in Hawaii against a proposed 9-acre solar farm on property owned by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. About 30 people with signs and Hawaiian flags protested on Thursday...

California State Water Project initial allocations lowered

Mar. 24, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Water Resources has lowered initial allocations from the State Water Project for the 2021 water year following a second consecutive dry winter. The department said Tuesday it expects to deliver 5% of requested...

Farmland preservation programs to share $1.8M in grants

Mar. 18, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Seven farmland preservation programs in Michigan will share $1.8 million in grants. The funding awarded by Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development along with the Michigan Agricultural Preservation Fund Board will allow...