Commonwealth Preserves Farmland
The state Department of Agriculture announced the preservation of 2,710 acres on 32 farms in 17 counties through the state’s nation-leading Farmland Preservation Program. In 2020, the state board, in collaboration with county boards, preserved 177 farms and 14,727 acres of farmland across the commonwealth. Preserved farms are protected from future residential, commercial, or industrial development. To learn more about the farms preserved, click here.