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New Delaware farmland to be preserved

The Dover Post reports the development rights to 65 acres, including 30 acres in Kent County, have been purchased by the Delaware Agriculture Land Preservation foundation.

That means these farmers agree to only use their land for farming for the next 10 years.  In return they will receive tax breaks and other favors from the state.  The program is voluntary.  In this latest set of purchases, the Post reports over $10million was paid out to farmers.  There has been almost 111,000 acres put in the program to date.

 

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