More than 100,000 acres of Del. farmland permanently preserved
The State of Delaware announced the amount of preserved farmland in the state has moved past the 100,000-acre mark.
“Preserving agriculture is vital to our state’s economy and growing jobs,” said Gov. Jack Markell. “Keeping land in farming helps our environment and preserves open space, both of which are critical to the legacy we leave our children. This is a tremendous accomplishment that will pay off for years to come, and will keep Delaware number one in agricultural preservation.”
The preservation program is not universally admired. Some critics have claimed that some of the land set aside is marginal and at little risk of being developed.
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