Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Farmland Preservation

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Farmland Preservation

"We have 48,000 acres preserved for farming, for the future of farming," said George Greig, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture.

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - At the 25th anniversary of the Farmland Preservation Program in Pennsylvania, some were choked up while sharing their pride.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in farmland preservations.

"We have 48,000 acres preserved for farming, for the future of farming," said George Greig, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture.

Local officials say they’re proud to host the anniversary of farmland preservation in Pennsylvania.

"Agriculture and farming is vitally important to Pennsylvania and Franklin County. It's wonderful after 25 years we have preserved so many farms and so many acres," said David Keller, of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.

Those farmers who attended said farming is no easy business, but they continue to thrive.

"Farmers are business savvy. Jerry and Angie will weather any storm as far as prophet and loss," said Greig.

Farmers in attendance say they'll always preserver to overcome any obstacle coming their way.

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