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.”