The anticipation is growing as Lebanon County nears a milestone in farmland preservation.
Thursday, Chief County Administrator Jamie Wolgemuth said the county has $467,598 of local funding that will be applied toward farmland preservation in 2022, but the county still hasn’t received word as to how much the commonwealth will be adding to the pot:
Last year, the state allocation was nearly three times the county amount, totaling about a million dollars for farmland preservation.
If the same holds true this year, there would be about $1.2 million available. Commissioners Bob Phillips and Jo Ellen Litz say that will assure enough funding to his the 20,000 acres mark for farmland preservation.