Farmland FAQs

farmlanddevelopmentFacts:

  • Every minute America is losing 2 acres of farmland.
  • DeKalb County is in one of the three areas in America most endangered by urban sprawl.
  • Between 1990 – 2000, DeKalb County lost 1.3 acres of farmland per day.
  • DeKalb County depends on farmland to recharge its water supply.
  • 98% of DeKalb County farmland is rated as prime – a unique combination of exemplary soils, topography and climate.
  • 59% of growth and development on the planet is taking place on prime soils.
  • The pressures on our farmland resources are increasing.