Back in January, InsiderAdvantage profiled the work of the Georgia Conservancy and their legislative priorities for this year’s session. As we close in on Sine Die, it’s worth a quick look back, especially in light of one notable piece of legislation that has already passed both chambers in the General Assembly and will head to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk.

The Georgia Farmland Conservation Act (Senate Bill 220) unanimously passed the House on Thursday, after receiving only two No votes in the Senate, bringing the total votes for the bill in the General Assembly to 219-2. The overwhelming support for the bill illustrates the widespread recognition of development pressure on existing agricultural land across the state. From the suburbs of Chattanooga to Athens to metro Atlanta, what have historically been far flung farms are now facing developers looking for opportunities.   

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