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Pa.’s farmland preservation program surpasses 600,000 acres (access required)

Pennsylvania’s farmland preservation program has preserved more than 600,000 acres, a milestone was celebrated at the Martin Farm in Berks County by state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, and state Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, minority chair of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs committee, and industry leaders. The state invested $7.5 million to preserve 2,515 acres ...

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Pa. unemployment drops for fifth straight month (access required)

Unemployment in Pennsylvania declined for the fifth consecutive month to 6.6% in July. The state Department of Labor & Industry said the unemployment rate was down three-tenths of a percentage point from June. The U.S. rate fell by half a percent from June to July to 5.4%. Comparatively, the state’s unemployment rate was 6.4% below ...

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