Ohio Department of Agriculture announces $6M to preserve Ohio farmland

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REYNOLDSBURG – The Ohio Department of Agriculture has announced nine land trusts, seven counties or townships and 25 Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state. These organizations will receive allocations from the Clean Ohio Fund to select, close and monitor easements under the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP).

Among the recipients is the Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District, which was awarded $120,655, the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District, which will receive $178,177, and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy serving Crawford, Holmes, Huron and Medina counties, which is getting $230,690.

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