Preserved Farms

Cumberland County Commissioners, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and members of the Agriculture Land Preservation Board gathered in Mechanicsburg last week to celebrate the preservation of more than 20,000 acres of farmland.

 

The Cumberland County Commissioners, Agriculture Land Preservation Board and the Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture recently helped celebrate the preservation of 20,027 acres of farmland during a ceremony at Paulus Farm Market in Mechanicsburg. The county ranks seventh in the state for preserving farmland.

The preservation of Cumberland County’s best working farmland benefits the agricultural community by securing the land base required to sustain agriculture operations and produce food. In today’s marketplace, large parcels of farmland are needed to create a long-term business environment for farm operations.

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