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2014-05-29 12:23:14

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust and representatives of agriculture, conservation and communities throughout New York today applauded the announcement by Governor Andrew Cuomo that New York is restarting its Farmland Protection Program with $20.5 million in state funding. "AFT could not be more pleased that Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature answered the call more than 225 members of the agriculture community made at our conference...

2014-05-01 20:25:20

READING, Pa., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust and the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association today announced Dr. Robert C. Ziegenfus and Victoria Kintzer, two charter members of the Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, are winners of this year's Local Hero Award. The award, which recognizes significant contributions to farmland preservation in Pennsylvania, was presented by Andrew McElwaine, AFT President and CEO, during the Association's...

2014-01-28 12:30:30

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Farmland Trust, Ohio Department of Agriculture, OSU Extension and other sponsors invite farmers, public officials, landowners, planners and land trusts to the 14th annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit on February 5 at the Columbus campus of Ohio State University. "The Summit is designed to provide people with the tools they need to preserve farmland and promote farming, everything from presentations on farmland easement...

2010-05-07 09:35:00

Two Workshops to be Held May 20 in Lebanon County HARRISBURG, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm owners who have sold their development rights to preserve the land they work in perpetuity are invited to two free workshops in Lebanon County that are focused on keeping that land profitable, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today. The workshops, one of which will also address the need to plan for transitioning the farm once an owner retires, are scheduled for May 20 at...

2010-04-22 13:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today praised Pennsylvania's farmers for striving to conserve natural resources and reduce pollution flowing into the state's waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. During a visit to Chester County, Redding helped plant trees on a stream bank at Mason's Chrome View Dairy in Nottingham and reviewed conservation best management practices in place at the John C....

2009-06-11 12:20:00

Board Preserves 4,225 Acres on 47 Farms HARRISBURG, Pa., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said prime farmland in 19 counties will continue to be viable for agriculture production thanks to today's action by the Agricultural Preservation Board to protect an additional 4,225 acres on 47 farms. In its 21-year history, Pennsylvania's nationally recognized farmland preservation program has safeguarded 418,880 acres on 3,828 farms from development....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'