State Adds 2,000 Acres to Farmland Preservation Program

The 2,014 additional acres will be located on 26 farms in 14 counties, including Bucks, Chester, Lehigh and Northampton.

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Pennsylvania will add more than 2,000 acres to its farmland preservation program, state officials announced Friday.

The 2,014 additional acres will be located on 26 farms in 14 counties, including Berks, Blair, Bucks, Cambria, Chester, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Lycoming, Northampton, Perry, Washington, Westmoreland and York.

Since the program began in 1988, more than 491,000 acres have been preserved for future agricultural production in 57 counties.

“Often the best land for farming is also the best land for development,” said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. “By forever safeguarding this land for agriculture use, we’re securing a way of life for farm families for generations to come.”

For more information, visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us and search “farmland preservation.”

Jenna Reese June 16, 2014 at 01:26 PM
The Truth June 17, 2014 at 12:20 AM
"The Truth is a Dope" will be out there looking for a cheap date for Saturday night. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh....
Nazaretti June 17, 2014 at 09:53 AM
Jenna Reese, Are you saying that farming is not a human activity?
Jenna Reese June 18, 2014 at 12:33 AM
I am saying educate yourself about Agenda 21 and land use.
Wesley Ordille June 20, 2014 at 02:21 AM
New to the patch. I'm read some about Agenda 21 and I'm open minded about it still.


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