Population growth leads to decrease in Utah County farms

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Celeste Burr said she sat and cried as she watched housing developers tear down her neighbor’s alfalfa farm.

In the five years that the Burr family has farmed on the border of Lehi and Saratoga Springs, they have seen almost all of their neighbors move from their farms because of new homes and condos being built in the area to support the growing population in Utah Valley.

Now it’s the Burr family’s turn to leave the area and move to Vernon, Utah, where they will have 39 acres of land and plenty of room for their houses, goats, pigs, turkeys and chickens.

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