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Farmland Preservation

Farmland Preservation

Whether development pressure is high or low, voluntary farmland preservation tools are investments in the future of agriculture, local communities and Michigan's economy.

Michigan's Farmland and Open Space Preservation program (PA 116) preserves farmland and open spaces and offers tax relief to farmers who voluntarily participate in temporary farmland preservation agreements.

Highlighted here are answers to the most commonly asked questions about the state's farmland and open space preservation program

farmland landscape including barns and corn crops

Frequently Asked Questions


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Visit the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development website for more information about farmland preservation.