Compliance Problems with Small Farms Hamper Use of Former Galbraith Lands

posted in: March 2018 | 0

First, it was a lack of water that constrained the growth of farming on 1,200 of the 1,700 acres of former Galbraith Estate land that the state purchased in 2011 for $25 million. With limited well water and the inability to access nearby irrigation ditches, that lack still exists, but the state Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC), which manages the land, is working with its larger tenants on plans to build reservoirs. It’s also seeking about half a million dollars from the Legislature to help develop a system that will allow its tenants to use treated wastewater from . . .

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