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John Piotti

Bay crossing study needs to consider importance of Shore farms

Some might not think of it this way, but farmland is critical infrastructure akin to roads and bridges.

It is the source of the food that sustains us. In addition, farmland provides open space, areas for recreation and habitat for wildlife. It also controls floods, suppresses fires, filters water and represents a vast carbon sink to mitigate and even help reverse climate change....

About John Piotti

John Piotti is president and CEO of American Farmland Trust

 

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