Here's a small thread connected to nothing in particular but it relates to the impact that some legislation has on farms.
Meaning - the farm value and the farm productivity or profits.
In many instances, farm values are dependent upon a whole range of things: soil quality, rainfall, location to transport, etc.
There are mountains of information about how farming land is valued
And they don't care what is produced, just that there is a $ amount per hectare to measure against.
However, when you have restrictions placed on that land by legislation or regulations, then it becomes a burden.
It might be paperwork burden or it may mean the burden is financial.
That sort of restriction eats into your profits - and your farm land value too.
They tend not to get too fuzzy about a lovely 500 hectare spread of native grasses that doesn't produce anything.
Unless of course you're receiving compensation in some form for it. It's all about the $.
Your land value goes up if you can clear it. In an agricultural sense anyway.
Because if I own 10,000 hectares and suddenly my land value drops or I'm restricted with what I can do with it or I have to get an agronomist (ag scientist) every time I want to do something, that's a huge impact.
So what do we as a society do about it?
If you owned huge amounts of farm land affected in this way - what would you do about it?