Program Benefits

Program Importance

Agriculture has always been vital to the economy of Luzerne County, and it supports a solid infrastructure of related agri-businesses. The inherent value of farmland goes beyond its economic value by providing habitat for wildlife, groundwater recharge areas, and open space in an increasingly urbanized area. Through this program, the best soils will be used to grow crops rather than houses or other types of development. Once these valuable soils have been paved over, they are lost forever.