Friday, December 22, 2023

Dept. Of Agriculture Protects Another 2,553 Acres Of Farmland; 13,663 Acres Protected In 2023

On December 22, the Department of Agriculture announced it had preserved another
2,553 acres on 30 farms in 21 counties, forever protecting them from residential or commercial development.

This investment of more than $8.7 million brings the total during 2023 to nearly $46.3 million invested to purchase land development rights for 13,663 acres on 166 farms, helping ensure that Pennsylvania farmers will have prime farmland to feed our families and economy in the future.

"Without prime farmland, we simply don't have the resources to grow food and supply the $132.5 billion our industry feeds into our economy every year," Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. "Pennsylvania farm families who sell their land development rights are leaving a legacy that ensures Pennsylvania families will have green spaces and healthy farmland available to produce food, income, and jobs. The Shapiro Administration is proud to support that legacy."  

Click Here for a list of new farmland preserved.

Visit Agriculture's Farmland Preservation webpage for more information.

Resource Link:

-- PA Farm Link: Jan. 23 Farm Succession Workshop. York HACC Campus, 2010 Pennsylvania Ave.   9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Related Articles:

-- Western PA Conservancy Protects 460 Acres In McKean County To Create New Nature Reserve [PaEN]

-- PA’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Closes Year With More Than 82,000 Acres Of Land Enrolled For Conservation Improvements  [PaEN]

[Posted: December 22, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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