Nearly 2,800 additional acres of farmland preserved

State Agriculture Secretary Russell Reading announced Monday over 2,700 acres of farmland have been safeguarded.

On behalf of Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board safeguarded 2,793 additional acres on 27 farms in 15 counties. 

The 27 farms preserved are found in Berks, Bucks, Centre, Chester, Erie, Juniata, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Mercer, Northampton, Susquehanna, and York counties, according to a news release.

“Our work to protect these farms represents targeted investments in the security of our food supply and the quality of our environment," said Redding. "They’re made possible because of the commitment of farmers to preserving their operations, who in turn use the funding to invest in the future of their operations and our economy.”

Local farms preserved

The Deborah B. Moore and Frederick C. Moore, Sr. farm

The James A. Calhoun farm,
The Dave and Emilie Lobach farm #1
The Arthur A. and Celia A. Swallow farm

The Norman H. and Lorraine M. Gundrum farm
The Clyde C. Messinger farm
The Jesse P. Poliskiewicz farm
The John E. and Joyce E. Weiss farm

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