Pennsylvania Preserves 31 More Farms, 2,400 More Acres

Pennsylvania Preserves 31 More Farms, 2,400 More Acres

Pennsylvania Preserves 31 More Farms, 2,400 More Acres
Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding speaks about the cooperative efforts between Federal and State agencies in the Chesapeake Watershed Project held at the Eby-Patterson farm in Hershey, PA, on Friday, June 18, 2010. USDA photo 10di1409-116
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board safeguarded 2,432 more acres on 31 farms in 19 counties throughout the state during its April 13 meeting.

“With each meeting of our state board, Pennsylvania preserves more farmland and a way of life that helps to feed a growing world,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.

Since the program began in 1988, federal, state, county and local governments have invested more than $1.3 billion to preserve 533,457 acres on 5,102 farms in 58 counties for future agricultural production.

The Pennsylvania Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program identifies properties and slows the loss of prime farmland to nonagricultural uses.

It enables state, county and local governments to purchase………

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