U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
OPTION AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE
This Option Agreement is between the United States of America (hereafter “United States”), and the
following named Landowner(s), their heirs, successors and assigns (hereafter “Landowner”):
2. OPTION AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE NO.
In consideration of One Dollar ($1.00), receipt of which the Landowner acknowledges, the United States
and the Landowner agree that:
If the United States exercises this option to purchase, the Landowner agrees to convey an easement to the
United States. The easement is attached as EXHIBIT A and encumbers the land generally described or
depicted on EXHIBIT B, (hereafter the “Property”). Except for normal farming, pasturing, and grazing,
the Landowner agrees not to do, or allow others to do, any act by which the value or title to the Property
may be diminished or encumbered.
Subject to the terms of this Agreement, the United States will pay the Landowner (A) $
for conveyance of the easement. The Landowner agrees to accept this amount as the full and final
compensation for the easement. This offer is based on an estimated (B) acres subject to
change based on final acreage determination.
The United States will arrange for closing of the easement conveyance which may involve use of a title
company or other closing agent. CCC will secure at its expense title evidence sufficient to meet Federal
At closing, the Landowner agrees to execute an easement deed in the form described in EXHIBIT A,
along with any other document which is necessary for the United States to acquire a satisfactory title to
the Property. The Landowner shall pay at closing any conveyance taxes and taxes owing against the
With prior notice to the Landowner, the United States may hereafter enter upon the Property for planning
and acquisition purposes prior to closing. At its cost, the United States may survey and monument the
Property and any associated acces