Severance and property taxes

Robert Plamondon robert at plamondon.COM
Mon Aug 4 09:38:53 EST 1997

In article <EE8zsB.2t4 at> robert at (Robert Reed) writes:

>But even 
>"managed" forests and an intermediary step between natural forests and 
>tree farms, and historically, the intention has been to manage them for
>more than simply their value as a crop.  Other management goals have been
>the preservation of wildlife, water conservation, and recreational use.
>How many farms can you say the same thing about?

Most of them.  Ponds, birdhouses, hedgerows, areas of unimproved land,
and areas of carefully preserved fishing stream are usual on farms.
(Not to mention the habitat provided by farm buildings for barn owls,
barn swallows, and bats.)

Farming is not profitable enough to attract people who don't value the
benefits of outdoor life.

	-- Robert
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