§8A-12-10. West Virginia agricultural land protection authority -– duties.
The authority shall:
(a) Disseminate information regarding agricultural land protection and promote the protection of agricultural land;
(b) Assist county farmland protection boards in applying for and obtaining all state and federal funding available consistent with the purposes of the farmland protection programs;
(c) Upon request of a farmland protection board, provide technical and legal services necessary to procure, acquire, draft, file and record conservation and preservation easements;
(d) Prepare and file electronically with the Governor's office and with the Legislature by the thirty-first day of August of each year a report including, but not limited to, the following information:
(1) The cost per easement obtained;
(2) The identity of all applicants for conservation and preservation easements; and
(3) The identity of all applicants from whom conservation and preservation easements have been acquired;
(e) Seek and apply for all available funds from federal, state and private sources to accomplish the purposes of the farmland protection programs.