Del Muls grant first farm easement in Ashtabula Co.

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture recently accepted its first permanent agricultural easement donation in Ashtabula County from landowners Henry and Louise Del Mul.

The farm, which totals more than 169 acres in Cherry Valley Township, will remain forever in agricultural use thanks to the easement donation.

“As a native of Ashtabula County, I fully appreciate the importance of agriculture to the local community,” said Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs.

Production

Currently, the Del Mul farm produces corn, wheat and soybeans.

The Ashtabula Soil and Water Conservation District has agreed to annually monitor the property to ensure the land continues to be used for agricultural purposes and to assure the terms of the agricultural easement are followed.

To date, Ohio landowners have donated agricultural easements on 35 farms totaling more than 4,300 acres statewide.

For more information on the department’s Agricultural Easement Donation Program, call 614-728-6210 or visit the ODA Web site.

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