The most recent debate over farmland preservation funding began with request by Commissioner Jim Hertzler for the county to formally dedicate 1% of its general fund budget each year to the farmland preservation fund, which pays for conservation easements over county farms.
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The Cumberland County Commissioners, Agriculture Land Preservation Board and the Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture gathered Thursday to ce…
A commitment of 1 percent of the general fund would come to about $875,000 annually, given that the county’s general fund outlay was around $87.5 million this year.
For some of us, it’s hard to believe that three decades have passed since the late Gov. Robert P. Casey inked his signature on the state’s far…
G-7 countries have agreed to an immediate $20 million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest.
The federal agricultural census has some surprising results for Cumberland County. So surprising, in fact, that most farmers aren’t buying it.