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Planning for Agriculture in Wisconsin: A Guide for Communities

The purpose of this guide is to provide basic information to help Wisconsin’s rural communities prepare to plan for agriculture. The guide was developed in response to the Comprehensive Planning Law passed under the 1999-2001 Wisconsin State Biennial Budget. This law requires that by January 1, 2010, all programs, actions, and decisions affecting land use must be consistent with the locally adopted comprehensive plan in order for the community to continue making land use related decisions. The law applies to cities, villages, towns, counties, and regional planning commissions.

Downloadable Documents
Douglas Jackson-Smith
Madison, WI: UW Cooperative Extension and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Page Numbers
Publication Date
November 01, 2002
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
et al. Author(s)
Paul Benjamin
Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems

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