SB 134 & AB 133 : Improving the Farmland Preservation Tax Credit

Bill Description

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. SB 134 & 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.

Current Status

SB 134 was introduced on March 23, 2023, and referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Tourism. A public hearing was held on April 20, 2023, and the bill passed out of committee on May 8, 2023 . AB 133 was introduced on March 31, 2023, and referred to the Assembly Committee on Agriculture. A public hearing was held on April 11, 2023.

Ask your legislators to support SB 134 & AB 133.

Committee History

Committee Status
Senate Committee on Agriculture and Tourism Passed
Assembly Committee on Agriculture Public Hearing Held

Full Vote Data

Assembly: Awaiting Action

Senate: Awaiting Action