Latest Prime farmland Stories

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.

2010-05-04 13:00:00

Losses continue in farmland; Gains seen in permanent crops, wetlands, and stemming erosion DAVIS, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California mirrors national development trends that found that one third of all of the land ever developed in the lower 48 states has been developed in the last 25 years.

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....

2009-04-09 12:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prime farmland in 14 counties will remain viable for future agricultural production through today's action by the Agricultural Preservation Board to protect an additional 2,928 acres on 37 farms, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff.

2009-02-19 11:26:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Agricultural Preservation Board today approved the preservation of an additional 4,682 acres on 48 farms through the state's nationally recognized Farmland Preservation Program.

2008-12-11 11:00:00

State Preserves More Than 30,000 Acres of Valuable Farmland in 2008 HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.