CNOW for Oct. 10, 2023

Support AB 133: Improving the Farmland Preservation Tax Credit

Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support AB 133, which is before the Assembly Committee on Agriculture on Wednesday.

Wisconsin’s farmland preservation program provides eligible farmers with a refundable per-acre tax credit. In order to be eligible for farmland preservation tax credits, landowners must also certify compliance with state soil and water conservation standards and practices. AB 133 would address Wisconsin farmers’ reluctance to participate in the farmland preservation program by updating the program to increase the credit amount for eligible farmers and would decrease the length of farmland preservation agreements signed with DATCP from 15 to 10 years.

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