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Legislators Testin and Oldenburg Aim to Revitalize Farmland Preservation


March 23, 2023

Farmers and Conservationists Come Together in Support of Reform

MADISON – Wisconsin lost nearly one million acres of farmland between 2010 and 2021. A bi-partisan group of legislators led by Senator Patrick Testin (Stevens Point) and Representative Loren Oldenburg (Viroqua) are trying to reverse the trend by re-introducing legislation to update the farmland preservation program.

The bill incentivizes farmers to participate in the longstanding program that helps preserve farmland and safegu...

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