WHEREAS, much of the country’s farmland is an irreplaceable resource which should be protected and improved, both for its ecological significance and because of its contribution to the Nation’s economy; and
WHEREAS, little progress has been made in developing a coordinated and unified approach to land use planning; and
WHEREAS, if the fate of agriculture and agricultural land is left entirely to a future land-use plan it is very likely that it will be too late to deal adequately with this extremely important land category;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Wildlife Federation, in annual convention assembled March 14-16, 1975, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hereby supports the establishment of an agricultural preservation program; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this program be instituted before the agricultural industry and its open space are irreversibly decimated.