22 Jun: Karcher Farmland Preservation Bill Approved By Senate

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Ellen Karcher which would appropriate $21.6 million in farmland preservation funding statewide, including up to $3 million for local projects in Monmouth County, was unanimously approved by the Senate today.

“As overdevelopment and sprawl continue to spread over the Garden State, it’s necessary for the New Jersey to do what it can to halt it in its tracks,” said Senator Karcher. “So often, vacant farmland is a target for the next mini-mall or condo complex, but it is incumbent on us at the State level to do what we can to preserve our once-agrarian culture. Preserving farmland allows us to save some of the remaining open space in the State, and protect valuable areas of New Jersey’s heritage.”