Hunterdon County seeks $3M to preserve 494 acres of farmland

FLEMINGTON – The Hunterdon County Freeholders voted Tuesday to approve the preservation of seven farms, totaling 494 acres, and to seek over $3 million in farmland preservation funding from the State Agriculture Development Committee.

“As I have stated at previous freeholder meetings, the preservation of farmland in our county is a priority focus of the freeholder board,” Freeholder Director John E. Lanza said in a statement released Thursday. “Placing these acres beyond the reach of development is important to maintaining Hunterdon County’s rural character, farmland preservation goals, and other key strategies to retain agriculture in the county.”

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