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Editor's Note: According to additional information from the Levy County Property Appraiser’s office, Steve and Justin Lamb paid $3.127 million for the property in 2018. The story has been updated to reflect that.

A Chinese-based biological research company purchased 1,400 acres for $5.5 million in July with hopes to build a primate quarantine and breeding facility, according to Levy County officials and records.

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