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Pennsylvania Preserves 40 More Farms


September 5, 2019

The farms protected at Thursday’s meeting of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board exemplify the diversity of the state’s agriculture products and the people that grow them, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said.

The preservation board preserved 40 farms covering 2,760 acres across the following 17 counties: Allegheny, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Centre, Chester, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lancaster Lebanon, Lehigh, Mercer, Mifflin, Montgomery, Northampton, and Union.

Since the program began in 1988, federal, state, county, and local governments have purchased permanent easements on 5,580 farms totaling 572,527 acres in 59 counties for agricultural production.

The farms recently approved include:

Bedford County

The Frank B. and Cathleen A. Otto farm No. 3, a 69.69-acre livestock operation.

Blair County

The K. Wayne and Bonnie Burket farm, a 51.1-acre crop farm.


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