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We Support Fully Funding the PDR Program

Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Fayette County Farm Bureau and Fayette Alliance ask Mayor to fully Fund PDR Program for Fiscal Year 2018

The Purchase of Development Rights Program (PDR) is the cornerstone of our Rural Land Management Plan.  The program was created in 2000 with the goal of preserving 50,000 acres of land for future agricultural use.  To date, nearly 30,000 acres have been protected, and our PDR program has been lauded nationally as a model.  Paramount to the PDR program’s success is the objectivity of the evaluation criteria and equitable way in which the program has been implemented.

For an investment of less than 1% of the overall city budget, our rural industries contribute so much more to our economy and quality of life.  We applaud the Mayor for his past support and ask him to continue that support by fully funding the program in FY 2018.

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