Wisconsin joins forces to protect vital farmland
In 2009, Wisconsin passed the Working Lands Initiative, creating the state’s first ever Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements program. After funding one round of easements, however, no additional resources were allocated to the program, creating a significant hurdle for farmers seeking options to keep their land available for agriculture.
The Wisconsin Farmland Protection Partnership Project seeks to address the need for increased agricultural conservation easement funding in the state. The partnership plans to slow the loss of vital agricultural land by accelerating permanent land protection statewide.