Friday, November 16, 2018
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Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board recently permanently preserved 2,303 acres on 30 farms in 16 counties for agricultural production.

Pennsylvania legislation amends eminent domain laws. Now known as Act 45, it limits the ability to use eminent domain on land in conservation easements.

The Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture recently announced that the state has preserved 550,000 acres of farmland over the last three decades.

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School launched a resource to help landowners affordably access, transfer and conserve farmland.

Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board safeguarded 2,793 more acres on 27 farms in 15 counties during its meeting April 16.

The Pennsylvania farmland preservation marked a milestone in the history of the nation-leading program, committing more than $1 billion since 1988.

Conservation means that the land and the natural resources available should be used by humans but still conserved in a responsible manner.

Pennsylvania now leads the US with the most farms, and acres, preserved for agricultural production through its farmland preservation easement program.

The Pennsylvania preservation board approved budget of $31 million to preserve farmland in 2016; enrolls another 27 farms.

Ten land trusts, three counties, one township and nine soil and water conservation districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state.
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