A Plan to Develop Farmland in Amish Country Meets Resistance
March 17, 2020
MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, PA — When Earl Hurst bought 100 acres of farmland in rural Lancaster County in 1952, he planned for the fertile fields to help sustain his family. And for a generation, they did just that.
“That farm was everything he was looking for,” Victor Hurst, the youngest of Earl’s 10 children, said of the family farm, which sat not far from the banks of the winding Conestoga River.
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