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7 Pa. Code § 138e.1. Purpose.


§ 138e.1. Purpose.

 (a)  It is the policy of the Commonwealth to conserve and protect agricultural lands. A sound, Statewide farmland preservation program will assure that farmers in this Commonwealth have sufficient agricultural lands to provide farm products for the people of this Commonwealth and the Nation.

 (b)  Agricultural conservation easements restrict and limit the conversion of farmland to nonagricultural use. Easements may be purchased when they are offered voluntarily by the landowner and shall be purchased only in perpetuity.


   The provisions of this §  138e.1 amended December 26, 1997, effective December 27, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 6782. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (202899).

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