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Program Statistics
From 8/3/1989 to 3/31/12
 
Preserved Farms:
 632
 Number of Acres Preserved:
 64,064
 County Funds Dedicated:
 $71,520,018
 State Funds Dedicated:
 $68,113,644
Federal Funds Dedicated:
 $1,947,475
PA State Ranking (under Act 43):
 1st
National Ranking:
 3rd
                   
 Fields  Contours
 
Census of Agriculture
 
 
 2002
 2007
Number of Farms in Berks County:
1,795
1,795
Average Size of Farm in Berks County:
140 acres
119 acres
Total Acres of Farmland in Berks County:
215,679
213,000
Percent of Land in Farmland in Berks County:
39.2%
38%
Value of Farmland Per Acre in Pennsylvania:
$3,673
$5,670
Cash Receipts of Livestock in Pennsylvania:
$129,535,000
$137,227,000
Cash Receipts of Crops in Pennsylvania:
$118,254,000
$150,847,000
Total of Crops & Livestock in Pennsylvania:
$247,789,000
$288,074,000
 
** According to the data received by the 2007 Census of Agriculture, Berks County has lost 1.47 acres of farmland per day for the last 5 years!!  One acre of land is the size of a football field without including the end zones. **