In recent days, Chairwoman Phyllis Randal said, “The [Loudoun County] Board of Supervisors ha[s] made it a priority to preserve our farmland and support those who are putting their land to great use.”
A recent USDA report concluded that, as of 2017, Loudoun County had 1,259 farms covering 121,932 acres.
There is good and bad news in this USDA report.
The bad news is that the number of farms are shrinking and we are losing acreage.
The good news is that there is an uptick in farm income, even as there is a loss of farm acreage and despite a serious reduction in federal funds that previously supported Ag in Loudoun County. Continue reading