Agricultural Preservation Program

Established in 1989, the Bucks County Agricultural Land Preservation Program is regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Farmland Preservation and governed by Pennsylvania Act 43 as well as county program guidelines. The program utilizes funds from state, county, and local governments to purchase conservation easements on productive farmland. Farms considered for preservation are prioritized according to soil quality, location, conservation practices, and threat of development. 

Program Highlights

  • Total Farms Preserved: 235
  • Total Acres Preserved: 18,060
  • Total funding in 2021: $4,378,547
  • Total funding 1989-2021:  $180,863,210

The Economic Impact of Agriculture in PA: 2021 Update

Farm Vitality Planning Grants help local farmers fund business planning, transition of farm ownership, farm expansion, and diversification of agricultural production. It is a reimbursement grant, and each grant can be used to reimburse up to 75 percent of eligible costs (not to exceed $7,500). Grant requirements and process, eligibility, and criteria can be found here

Farmers and farmers' markets that accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cards help local families and communities by selling fruits, vegetables and other healthy farm products. Find out how here.