For those interested in land use issues, I thought this picture along the Potomac River just north of Washington, D.C., was very telling.
|Photo compliments of the Montgomery Countryside Alliance|
On the LEFT, Loudon County, Virginia, which has a very typical approach to growth and land-use in a formerly very agricultural area.
On the RIGHT, Montgomery County, Maryland, which created an agricultural preservation area encompassing a large swathe of the north half of the county.
This is what real agricultural land protection looks like and I applaud Montgomery County for their accomplishments.