farmland en Housing bust has green lining: More farmland preserved <p>Lower real estate prices may have a silver lining for those trying to save disappearing farms. A new study on farmland protection shows between the lull in development and the high interest in &ldquo;locavore&rdquo; food, the time is ripe to keep Puget Sound farms from turning into urban sprawl.</p><p>Since 1950, the Puget Sound region has lost 60 percent of its farmland, mostly to development.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:22:39 +0000 Monica Spain 4069 at