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Virginia’s Land Use-Value Assessment Program keeps more than 43,000 acres in farmland

The Farm Bureau of Virginia estimates that the commonwealth has over 43,200 farms covering nearly 8 million acres. Since the inception of the Virginia Tech Land Use-Value Assessment program (LUVA), 88 localities with agricultural and horticultural land, 74 localities with forest land, and 56 localities with open spaces have adopted their use-value assessments.

Rural Virginia Farm town in Autumn in the valleys and hills of the Appalachian Mountains

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