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ACEPP Program Audit

2008
Legislative Budget and Finance Committe audit of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program
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Act 149 of 1988 (amends Agricultural Area Security Law)

1988
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania General Assembly
An Act amending the act of June 30, 1981 (P. L. 128, No. 43), known as the "Agricultural Area Security Law," further providing for agricultural areas, public hearings, evaluation criteria, decisions and reviews of proposed areas, appeals, limitation on local agencies, policy of Commonwealth agencies, limitations on exercise of eminent domain and purchases of development easements in agricultural areas; authorizing the issuance of bonds for the purchase of agricultural conservation easements; making an appropriation; and making editorial changes. House Bill No. 442.
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Agricultural Area Security Law (as amended through 2013)

2013
This is a copy of Act 43, which created the Agricultural Security Area program. The document reflects all revisions to this statute, through Act 19 of 2013.
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Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program

(print edition of the ConservationTools.org guide) The Pennsylvania Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program enables state and county governments to purchase conservation easements on productive farms. The easements protect the farmland from non-agricultural development.
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A Guide to Farmland Preservation, 3rd Edition

2008
A Guide to Farmland Preservation will help guide local Pennsylvania organizations through the process of preparing agricultural conservation easement purchase applications for consideration by the State Board. Page 29 describes the installment purchase of agricultural conservation easements by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture through bonds issued by the New Garden General Authority.
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A Guide to Preserving Agricultural Lands in the Chesapeake Bay Region

2006
Organizations/Sources: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
A primer on the benefits of farmland preservation, this 20 page publication discusses the significance of farmlands relative to the health of the Chesapeake and includes tools for preserving farmland. It also includes a comprehensive list of information sources for federal, state, local and private programs and assistance.
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Farmland Preservation Annual Reports: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009 and 2008

The annual reports provide an overview of farmland preservation tools in Pennsylvania and their track record for 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009 and 2008. They include data on the participation in the Clean and Green program and a list of all agricultural security areas in the state by county and township.
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Farm Preservation Options for Landowners: Government and Private Approaches to Conservation Easements in Pennsylvania

2017
Authors: Andrew M. Loza
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Fifty-seven Pennsylvania counties have agricultural land preservation boards that purchase agricultural conservation easements. Sixty-five private charitable organizations accept donations of conservation easements or, less commonly, purchase them. These two paths to farmland preservation differ in many ways.(print edition of the ConservationTools.org guide)
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Pennsylvania Code: Chapter 138e. Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program

Organizations/Sources: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Chapter 138e of the Pennsylvania Code addresses the state's Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program. It includes the rules for the Land Trust Reimbursement Grant Program.
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Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/Bureau of Farmland Preservation Website

Provides basic information on the purchase program as well additional resources, including a list of farmland preservation county administrators.
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Planning for Agriculture

2006
A summary of regulations that impact agriculture in Pennsylvania and an explanation of tools that municipalities can use to grow and protect agriculture within their boundaries.
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Protecting York County's Rural Environment

2009
Organizations/Sources: York County Planning Commission
This report discusses the various zoning and preservation practices being used by municipalities in York County. It includes Agricultural Protection Zoning (APZ), Agricultural Security Areas, Conservation Easement Programs, and Clean & Green. It also provides an overview of legal challenges related to APZ.
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