Pennsylvania's Land Preservation Board voted Thursday to spend $8.2 million in state, county, and local funds to preserve 32 farms in 18 counties. Two are located in Upper Hanover and Oley townships.
Pennsylvania's Farmland Preservation Program ended 2021 by buying conservation easements to protect another 14,397 acres of farmland, some of them locally, from all future development.
Lower Frederick Supervisor Terry Bird offered public compliments Thursday as Montgomery County Commissioners prepared to renew their financial commitment in preserving agricultural land use.
An increase in Montgomery County funding for farmland preservation, and a contribution by Lower Salford Township, has helped secure the agricultural preservation of the 30-acre Hemsley Farm.