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By Gig Conaughton
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Board votes to preserve 300 acres of agricultural land


Last updated 9/23/2019 at 11:03am

The county board of supervisors will pay nearly $690,000 to property owners of 143 acres in Fallbrook and 155 acres near El Cajon which the owners would use for grazing and to grow avocados, citrus and olives, in return for keeping the land in agricultural use forever.

San Diego County supervisors voted Wednesday, Sept. 11, to pay property owners to keep roughly 300 acres of their land in agricultural production instead of possibly selling it into development, as part of a program to preserve agriculture and still support farmers and ranchers.

The county board of supervisors voted 5-0 to pay nearly $690,000 to turn 143 acres in Fallbrook and 155 acres near El Cajon into agricultural easements as part of the county's Purchase of Agricultural Easement program.

Under the exchange, the owners would keep the property they are currently using for grazing and...

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