Farmland Preservation

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The Wisconsin Farmland Preservation Program (FLP) provides state income tax credits to farmers who meet program requirements.  Program requirements include meeting soil and water conservation standards, and using the land for agriculture only.

By law, no new Farmland Preservation contracts are being developed.  If you had an active contract in place before the law changed, the state continues to honor that contract.

The old Farmland Preservation Program has been replaced with Agriculture Enterprise Areas (AEAs).

In Chippewa County, farmers with an active Farmland Preservation contract are required to annually certify that they are meeting requirements of their contract.  A reminder letter is sent to individual landowners in the spring.