Journal article

Response to Pennsylvania's Agricultural Preservation Programs

L Bourke, S Jacob, AE Luloff

Rural Sociology | RURAL SOCIOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1996

Abstract

Agriculture is the leading industry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. At the same time, encroaching development has pressured prime agricultural land to change uses, a change usually considered irreversible. Some regions of Pennsylvania have used zoning to control and plan for the development of agricultural land, but these decisions have not always been agreed on. In response to conflicts over zoning and calls for more effective restrictions of development of prime agricultural soils, the state government implemented agricultural preservation programs designed to ensure the future viability of Pennsylvania's agriculture. While response has been reported as favorable, most reviews relied ..

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