leads the nation in the number of farms and acres permanently preserved for
PennDOT is required to consider the adverse effects of
transportation projects on agricultural resources and to consider alternatives
actions that minimize impacts.
PennDOT has developed an agricultural resource evaluation
process for conformance with the multiple federal and state laws and policies
which serve to protect agricultural resources from condemnation or conversion
to nonagricultural uses as a result of federal or state-funded programs.