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Program Statistics
 

 Census of Agriculture

 
  
  
  
20022007
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​
 

 Program Statistics

 
  
  
Preserved Farms:
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
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.