After years of losing farms and farmers, Maine is seeing an increase in the number of acres being farmed, due partly to a resurgence of interest in farming and new tools that help preserve working landscapes. These tools include agricultural easements such as those offered by the Land for Maine’s Future, the Buy/Protect/Sell program at Maine Farmland Trust, local ordinances, and several federal programs
Piotti, John. "Farms and the Working Landscape." Maine Policy Review 20.1 (2011) : 57 -60, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol20/iss1/11.