21 May: Beach/Van Drew Bill To Appropriate Funds For Farmland Preservation Clears Senate

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senators Jim Beach and Jeff Van Drew which would appropriate funds for farmland preservation projects around the State was unanimously approved today by the full Senate.

“Farmland preservation grants help local farmers to cultivate and acquire land, at no additional cost to taxpayers” said Senator Beach, D-Camden. “As local populations increase, so will the amount of space needed for open space, crops and farmland preservation. These grants will enable New Jersey’s farmers to use existing funds to continue growing the high quality produce for which our state is known.”