FCC News Brief – August 10, 2018

Written by Florida Conservation Coalition

From the News Service of Florida- “Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will be asked next week to spend $5.5 million to help limit future development on nearly 2,500 acres of ranch land in Highlands County. The proposal, which will go to the Cabinet on August 14, seeks to add the Sandy Gully property to the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, which through the use of ‘conservation easements’ restricts future development but allows owners to continue using land for such things as agricultural operations. The program, favored by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, has been used 38 times in

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