Program Statistics
from 8/3/1989 to 6/30/2013

 
​Preserved Farms: 652​
​Number of Acres Preserved: 65,634.90​
County Funds Dedicated:​ $73,404,245​
State Funds Dedicated: $66,160,933​
Federal Funds Dedicated: $4,153,967
Landowner Donation: ​ $35,398,316​
PA State Ranking (under Act 43): 1st​
​National Ranking: 3rd​
 
 

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.