Consolidating acreage

Properties included in one (1) lot line adjustment may not be part of another lot line adjustment if five (5) or more parcels would be affected. Applications for any lot line adjustment shall be filed with the Community Development Department and shall include submittal of a preliminary map and a current title report.

A lot line adjustment is a minor relocation of the boundary or boundaries between four (4) or fewer existing adjoining parcels, where the land taken from one parcel is added to an adjoining parcel, with no more parcels being created than originally existed. February 24, 2011) No tentative, parcel or final map shall be required for a lot line adjustment.

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However, most cropland is rented, and farms frequently expand by renting more cropland, often from retired farmers and their relatives, but sometimes from absentee investors in farmland Shifts of crop acreage to larger farms occurred in almost all crops.

To track consolidation in specific crops, we measured the midpoint acreage for selected crops in each census year.

Lot Line Adjustments This section establishes a review process for lot line adjustments in accordance with Section 66412(d) of the Subdivision Map Act.

(Editor’s note: An analysis of farm-level records from the USDA’s Census of Agriculture and its Agricultural Resource Management Survey confirms that, since 1987, almost all cropland has shifted to larger farms.

The following summary is drawn from a larger USDA report, available at the bottom of this post.) In 1987, more than half (57 percent) of all U. cropland was operated by midsize farms that had between 100 and 999 acres of cropland, while 15 percent was operated by large farms with at least 2,000 acres.

Over the next 25 years, cropland shifted away from midsize and toward larger operations.By 2012, farms with 100-999 acres held 36 percent of cropland, the same share as that held by large farms.That shift occurred persistently over time, as the share held by large farms increased in each Census of Agriculture after 1987—in 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012—while the share held by farms with 100-999 acres fell in each census.At the midpoint, half of all harvested acres of the crop are on larger operations and half are on smaller.In 1987, for example, the midpoint for corn was 200 acres—half of all harvested corn acres was on farms that harvested at least 200 acres of corn, and half was on farms that harvested no more than 200 acres.In 1987, farms and ranches with at least 10,000 acres of pasture and rangeland operated more than half (51 percent) of all pasture and rangeland, while those with less than 1,000 acres held 15 percent. farmland shows very little consolidation since the 1980s.

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