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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Wisconsin surveys interest in farmland preservation

Wisconsin surveys interest in farmland preservation: A Wisconsin department is surveying 3,000 landowners in 15 counties to gauge their thoughts on the state's Farmland Preservation Program as enrollment declines.

The program gives farmers a range of tax break options for preserving land for future agricultural use and protecting it from development.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that Alison Volk with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says the number of claims has dropped by nearly 25 percent between 2010 and 2016.