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Pa. leads the nation in the number of preserved farms

Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of farms preserved.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Food insecurity and hunger plagues older population

Also on the program: Advocacy group urges greater effort to preserve local farmland

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

New report shows Pennsylvania farmland is on the decline

The authors concluded the state’s total farmland acreage declined by six percent, since previous census data was collected in 2012. The trends could lead to less food produced in Pennsylvania and limited open land for environmental protection.

By Julia Agos/WITF

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What does the future of farming in Pennsylvania look like? Who and where are the big questions

Agriculture accounts for 18 percent of the state’s economy, but it faces serious challenges.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania