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Malta law will further protect farms

Officials looking to preserve open space, farmland

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A new law gives anyone who owns seven acres or more of land in Malta the right to raise crops or keep animals without local government interference. Farmers can also operate a farm stand on their land without needing any special permits from the town. Those provisions are included in the Agriculture Protection Overlay District adopted Monday by the Town Board in an effort to preserve the town’s remaining farmland and open space. Malta’s law ...


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