Stacker investigated how much land is owned by the federal government in Virginia using data from the Congressional Research Service.

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Duke Nukem

Soon enough with the human caused drought currently happening we are going to be seeing mass migration of west coast liberals. Get ready folks. Going to need more land used for skyscrapers and data centers. The inflation or climate act whatever won't be enough!

Janet Smith

U.S. population was 135 million in 1947, is 335 million today, will be 400 million by 2047. Hope someday soon there will be comprehensive local, state, regional, national planning to preserve forests and agricultural land.

Sacagawea Lax

"Hope someday soon there will be comprehensive local, state, regional, national planning to preserve forests and agricultural land."

That someday should have been 25 years ago. Case in point, the Rural Crescent. But plans change, as we've seen right here at home.

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Paul Benedict

There are tons of laws, regulations, policies and zoning at various government levels. One such item is the Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) subtitle I of Title XV, Section 1539-1549. But remember, money outweighs policy every time, just ask donors to Chair at-Large Ann B. Wheeler! Follow the money.

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