Yearly Statistics

To date, Farmland Protection Programs have been created in 21 West Virginia Counties. Those county Farmland Protection Boards, along with the West Virginia Agricultural Land Protection Authority, and cooperating land trusts, have collectively protected 32,374 acres of farmland.
Year
Number of Farms
Acres
Easement Purchase Price
2018
16
3,030
$4,399,413
2017
15
2,327
$4,797,665
2016
12
2,711
$2,444,754
2015
7
1,084
$968,000
2014
5
892
$908,990
2013
12
1,694
$2,979,650
2012
19
3,149
$8,329,961
2011
23
2,271
$7,306,816
2010
17
1,434
$4,295,721
2009
25
5,224
$5,282,500
2008
11
1,337
$3,367,868
2007
15
1,894
$6,772,220
2006
13
1,396
$4,890,850
2005
14
1,233
$3,358,647
2004
11
1,104
$2,703,200
2003 and prior
5
581
$350,900
Total
229
32,374
$64,677,189

Source of Funding:
County Farmland Protection Boards: $32,506,000
Federal Farm and Ranchland /ALE and American Battlefield Protection Programs : $26,930,000
State: $4,684,000
Nonprofits: $558,000
TOTAL: $64,677,000

Easement Statistic Averages

$0
Purchase price per acre including donations
0
Farm Size by acres
$0
Appraisal value per acre
0
Number acres closed per year

Estimated Annual Dollars— Land Protection

$4 million
County transfer tax
$800,000
State recordation fees (Authority)
$2 million
Federal match
USDA-NRCS