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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...

2010-05-04 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. The finding comes from the National Resources Inventory, a national land use survey released every five years. Results have just been released for the period 2002-2007. The NRI is...

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. In its 21-year history, Pennsylvania's nationally recognized farmland preservation program has safeguarded 414,720 acres on 3,782 farms from development. "Agriculture is Pennsylvania's leading economic...

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. Since 1988, 411,892 acres on 3,745 farms have been safeguarded from development and will remain viable for future agricultural production. "Pennsylvania is committed to maintaining our excellence in production agriculture today while securing prime...

2008-12-11 11:00:00

State Preserves More Than 30,000 Acres of Valuable Farmland in 2008 HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An additional 4,236 acres of Pennsylvania farmland will remain viable for agricultural production now that the state has preserved another 40 farms, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. In all, Wolff said the state's nationally recognized Farmland Preservation Program preserved 30,230 acres on 308 farms in 2008. "Pennsylvania is committed to securing our...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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