LFT Publishes New Report on Farmland Preservation

June 17, 2021

Lancaster Farmland Trust is pleased to present a comprehensive report on farmland preservation. The report is a compilation of information to show trends and raise awareness and is not intended to be a research paper. Lancaster Farmland Trust hopes this report will re-ignite a conversation about farmland preservation – what we’ve accomplished so far and, most importantly, what we envision for the future and how we achieve that vision. From our perspective, this report demonstrates how far the county has come and where there is room for improvement. Lancaster Farmland Trust is proud to highlight the dedication of our community’s leaders to the preservation of one of our most valuable resources – farmland. We are likewise eager to support the growth of county and township programs to protect and preserve farmland.

Lancaster County is blessed with the most productive, non-irrigated farmland in the country. We have a responsibility to be good stewards of that resource. That’s why Lancaster Farmland Trust decided to undertake this project. We are grateful to all of the individuals and organizations that provided information, especially Tom Daniels, Ph.D., who collaborated on this report and without whom the report would not have been possible.

Watch: Panel Discussion at LNP Studios - with community leaders and authors of the report discussing the future of land use and farmland preservation in Lancaster County.

Watch: LIVE Q&A - with LFT's Executive Director, Karen Martynick, and our COO, Jeff Swinehart.

Listen: WITF Smart Talk - interview with LFT's Executive Director, Karen Martynick, and our COO, Jeff Swinehart.

Read: LancasterOnline article - Farmland Trust calls for massive acceleration of money, effort to preserve farmland.


Full Report

Executive Summary


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