Factoids of the Day

From the Culpeper Star Exponent, citing the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation:

About 45,000 acres of Virginia’s rural lands are lost annually to development and nearly 120 farms disappear every year. Of all the development that has occurred in the commonwealth in the last 400 years, more than one-fourth of it has taken place in the last 15 years.

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2 responses to “Factoids of the Day”

  1. Ray Hyde Avatar

    Yep, and parts of quite a few more will disappear if Dominion Power gets its way.

  2. Ray Hyde Avatar

    The farms are not lost to development. They are lost to lack of profitability.

    Law of supply and demand, just like travel and gas prices.

    I’d like to see the rules changed so that Dominion cannot take the land they need, but have to lease it. That way the landowners would get a continuing cash stream to help them maintain and operate what is left.

    Ideally, the lease would be based on a share of the profits.

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