August 19, 2021
- Harrisburg, PA
Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania's nation-leading farmland preservation program has reached more than 600,000 acres of farmland preserved, leaving it forever safeguarded from future residential, commercial, or industrial development.Since taking office in 2015, Governor Tom Wolf has made farmland preservation a priority investment dedicating more than $253 million in the state's program, an increase of 132 percent over the previous administration's investment in the program. Combined with investments from county farmland preservation programs, Governor Wolf's $253 million investment has preserved nearly 100,000 acres since 2015."Pennsylvania's farmland preservation program is of utmost importance - agricultural development and farmland preservation are inextricably tied to food security and nutrition and the population of Pennsylvania and the world are only increasing," said Governor Wolf. "My investments in preserving Pennsylvania farmland for perpetuity are critical to increasing the quantity and diversity of food, driving economic transformation, and ensuring that land is always available for Pennsylvania's $132.5 billion agriculture industry."