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The utility company having an easement wouldn't give it the authority to take any of your property without (a) you issuing a deed to UE or (2) UE being allowed to exercise eminent domain and condemn the property; but you would be served with notice of the lawsuit for this to be done. The only alternative would be that you lost the property due to unpaid real estate taxes.
But, there's not much need to speculate about this. You should be able to contact the tax collector's office and ask what happened to the property. Also, you can have a lawyer or an abstractor look at the land records to see if any deeds, court orders, or other transfers occurred that would have caused this change.
But, anything that occurred would require that you receive notice before property would transfer.....otherwise, your due process rights would be violated.
So, your best option is to contact the tax office and ask an employee to tell you why the acreage changed.....they keep records of these type changes and they should have no problem telling you what occurred.