Governor Evers Signs Farmland Bill

Governor Evers Signs Farmland Bill

Governor Tony Evers has signed a bill expanding a farmland preservation program.

The bill will decrease the required length of farmland preservation agreements from 15 years to ten. The agreements are between a landowner and the state, and require the land to be in agricultural use while meeting soil and water conservation standards. The bill will also increase the tax credit that can be claimed per acre of eligible farmland as part of the agreement.

Evers says he thinks the changes adapt to the needs of farmers while prioritizing sustainable practices.

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