Wisconsin Farmland Preservation hearings scheduled
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will conduct four public hearings to gather input for a new Farmland Preservation Program in Wisconsin.
The Legislature repealed the previous Farmland Preservation Program in 2009 in response to growing pressures to convert farmland statewide to nonagricultural uses, and recreated it with a new structure. The new law authorized the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to write an administrative rule, called ATCP 49, to lay out technical details as to how local governments may plan and zone to preserve farmland. Landowners within farmland preservation zones may be able to claim tax credits.
The hearing schedule is:
You can get a copy of the proposed rule:
You can comment on the rule:
Comments must be received by March 15.
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