NJ Commercial Farmer On Hook For Destroying Preserved Land

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT) -- In what New Jersey sees as an important legal victory for the state's farmland preservation efforts, a Superior Court judge has held a commercial plant grower liable for the destruction of prime, preserved farmland he leveled to construct greenhouses, the state announced Wednesday.

Ruling on a lawsuit filed by the state against Quaker Valley Farms in Franklin Township, the court found farm owner David Den Hollander liable for destroying at least 14 acres of his 120-acre property preserved under the state's Agriculture Retention and Development Act....
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