Agriculture

Door County Animal Waste Ordinance

Door County has an Animal Waste Ordinance.  The Door County Code Chapter 23 establishes minimum nonpoint pollution standards and manure storage permits for agriculture operations to protect ground and surface water quality.  

Animal Waste Storage Permit Application (PDF)

Door County Code - Chapter 23 Ag Performance Standards and Animal Waste Storage Ordinance (PDF)

Summary of Silurian Bedrock Standards (PDF)

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

CREP pays landowners to install filter strips along waterways or to return continually flooded fields to wetlands while leaving the remainder of the adjacent land in agricultural production.  The size of land put into CREP varies, and can be a strip as narrow as 30 feet with no minimum acreage size.  This allows landowners to enroll land as needed and leave the remainder for farming.  Enrollment options are either a 15-year agreement or a perpetual easement.

DATCP Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Website

FSA Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

CREP Training Video - YouTube

For more information or to see if you are eligible, please contact the Door County Farm Service Agency at 920-743-3595.

Farmland Preservation Program (FPP)

The Farmland Preservation program (FPP) program offers a tax credit for those who are eligible and in compliance with the state performance standards.

Eligibility

The eligibility requirements include the following

  • The land is located in Clay Banks Township and landowner must be a Wisconsin resident.  You do not need to be the farm operator and can rent out your land to a producer.
  • Your land must have produced $6,000 in gross farm revenue in the past year, or $18,000 in the past 3 years.  Rent is not included.
  • Your farm must meet state soil and water conservation standards. Obtain a certificate of compliance from SWCD.

Farmland Preservation Program Application (PDF)

Farmland Preservation Program Brochure (PDF)

Soil and Water Conservation Standards for Farmland Preservation Program (PDF)

Municipal Manure Ordinances

Local Municipalities have adopted the following ordinances:

Sample Cropland Rental Agreement