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FIFTEEN PENNSYLVANIA FARMS APPROVED FOR PRESERVATION

 FIFTEEN PENNSYLVANIA FARMS APPROVED FOR PRESERVATION
 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board has approved easement purchases for 15 farms in nine counties to protect 2,724 acres of prime farmland from development.
 For the first time, easements were purchased in Wayne, Mercer, and Union counties. A total of 17,243 acres in 16 counties has been preserved in the program's first three years.
 "We're delighted that counties in the northern half of the Commonwealth have started to take advantage of the program," said State Agriculture Secretary Boyd E. Wolff, who serves as board chairman. "We also welcome Columbia and Delaware Counties, whose land preservation plans the board also approved."
 The board also reallocated $3.18 million in program funds left over from unused 1989 and 1990 state match funds. The funds will be allocated among 12 counties for use in 1992.
 The board approved farm preservation easement purchases in Adams, Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Mercer, Montgomery, Union, Wayne, and York counties.
 The properties, by county, owner, township, acreage, and easement purchase cost, are:
 -- Adams -- Dorothy Bowers and Gloria Burr, Mount Joy Township, 89 acres, $155,141.
 -- Bucks -- Howard and Bertha Lewis, Tinicum Township, 101 acres, $431,600.
 -- Chester -- Kenneth and Mildred Sellers, East Marlborough Township, 151 acres, $1,100,457.
 -- Lancaster -- David and Edna Garber, East Donegal Township, 74 acres, $139,000.
 -- Lancaster -- Noah Kreider and Sons, East Donegal Township, 177 acres, $272,200.
 -- Mercer -- Cindy and John Angermeier Jr., Jefferson Township, 102 acres, $51,055.
 -- Montgomery -- Franklin and Elizabeth Schlegel, Douglass Township, 70 acres, $340,000.
 -- Montgomery -- Howard and Barbara Moser, Douglass Township, 148 acres, $600,000.
 -- Montgomery -- Clarence and Willo Standhardt, Douglass Township, 95 acres, $392,500.
 -- Union -- James, Naomi, Noah, and Hilda Brubaker, Buffalo Township, 340 acres, $271,680.
 -- Union -- Alice Reaser, Gregg Township, 85.5 acres, $93,195.
 -- Union -- Carl and Clair Brown, East Buffalo Township, 241 acres, $216,945.
 -- Wayne -- Louis and Darlene Welch, Scott Township, 212 acres, $254,532.
 -- Wayne -- Karl and Wanda Eisenhauer, Paupack, Salem, and Lake Townships, 228 acres, $455,400.
 -- York -- Gary and Linda Kurtz, Lower Chanceford Township, 208 acres, $266,240.
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