Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program (APR)updated: December 2012
The Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program is a voluntary program which is intended to offer a non-development alternative to farmers and other owners of "prime" and "state important" agricultural land who are faced with a decision regarding future use and disposition of their farms. Towards this end, the program offers to pay farmland owners the difference between the "fair market value" and the "agricultural value" of their farmland in exchange for a permanent deed restriction which precludes any use of the property that will have a negative impact on its agricultural viability.

Contact Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program (APR)

Michael Gold
Program Specialist
251 Causeway Street
Suite 500
Boston, Massachusetts  02114
Phone: 617-626-1712


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Massachusetts

Office Locaters

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