Agricultural Land, Permanently

25 farmers in Fairfield County, Ohio are attempting to prevent future development by preserving their farmland in permanent agricultural use.

This year, a record 25 farmers from Fairfield County applied to put their land in a state preservation program which pays land owners to keep the property permanently agricultural. This is double the number who applied last year.

"Fairfield County is among 40 of the state's 88 counties whose farmers are vying for inclusion in the program's eighth round of funding. Statewide, 205 farmers applied. The farms selected are expected to be announced next month."

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