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To save farmland in Cumberland County, PA, officials look to Lancaster

Farmland preservation has become an increasing priority in Cumberland County, PA, where residential and commercial development — especially for large warehouses — is putting steady pressure on what’s left of the rural landscape. The drive to pick up the pace of farmland preservation has led to a budding partnership between the Cumberland County Department of Planning and the neighboring county’s Lancaster Farmland Trust to see if the nonprofit organization might extend its work into Cumberland County.

“There is definitely a need,” said Jeff Swinehart, deputy director of the trust.

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