Here you will find applications and forms for the Delaware Aglands Preservation Program, the Century Farm Program and the Young Farmers Program. While this program can be very useful for farmers, and especially for those who are just getting started, program participants should be aware that there are consequences if they decide to terminate their agreement. The agreement is initially set at 10 to 90 years and can be extended for at least seven years or more, up to a total of 90 years. However, if the farmer or landowner decides to terminate the contract, he or she must repay the tax credits received over the past seven years. The authors of this article believe that this is a widespread misunderstanding for farmers, with some misinterpreting the fact that they will not have to repay the tax credits if they do not denounce the agreement. The rules are the same, whether the agreement is terminated prematurely or the expiry of the agreement. This guide is intended for the performance of their tasks in the processing of a request for an agricultural development agreement by officials of the local governing body. If approved, it will be forwarded to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Farmland and Open Space Preservation Office. Related Topics: Aglands, Aglands Preservation Program, Agreement, Anwendung, Jahrhundert Farm, Formulare, Young Farmers Loan Program PA 116, the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Act, is a law that adapts to arable land conservation by offering incentives to farmers who are willing to participate. According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the 1974 law allows a landowner to reach an agreement with the state to ensure that the country stays on the farm for at least 10 years and up to 90 years. In return, the farmer may be entitled to tax benefits and a special tax exemption on the ground. Today, 3.3 million hectares of Michigan land are protected under this program.
In addition, the areas registered in PA 116 „are not subject to specific assessments for sanitation, water, lighting or non-agricultural run-off projects,“ MDARD said. This can help farmers save money by not requiring them to pay for assessments that would normally be needed. The only exception is that evaluations were done prior to the agreement. If the application is rejected or if the local governing body does not take action, it can go directly to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. For more information or assistance with an application, please contact the Aglands Department of Conservation and Planning at the Delaware Department of Agriculture at 302-698-4531. Note: TDD users should call the delaware relay service number at 800-232-5460 for help.