Departments, agencies, independent commissions, and other units of the Federal Government shall use the criteria established under subsection (a) of this section, to identify the quantity of farmland actually converted by Federal programs, and to identify and take into account the adverse effects of Federal programs on the preservation of farmland; consider alternative actions, as appropriate, that could lessen such adverse effects; and assure that such Federal programs, to the extent practicable, are compatible with State, unit of local government, and private programs and policies to protect farmland.
7 U.S. Code § 4202. Identifying effects of Federal programs on conversion of farmland to nonagricultural uses
(a) Development of criteria to identify
(b) Use of criteria to identify
(c) Availability of restorative, etc., information