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Wisconsin Land Use Megatrends: Agriculture

Statewide trends for various agricultural sectors are explored together with economic impacts, environmental and human health impacts, and state and local policies to manage agriculture. (2010)

Livestock Facility Siting

The State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection provides information about livestock facility siting laws along with an interactive map showing where permits are required.

Well Water Quality Viewer: Private Well Data for Wisconsin

The WI Well Water Quality Interactive Viewer was created as an educational tool to help people better understand Wisconsin’s groundwater resources that many of us rely on for our drinking water.

Food Production & Systems

Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin – 2021 Status Report

Wisconsin ranks second in organic food production in the United States. The Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin – 2021 Status report provides at the state’s production and associated activities.

The data is derived from the Certified Organic Survey 2021 Survey. This study is conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The primary purpose of the survey is to collect value of sales information at the commodity level along with acreage, production, and practices data for a variety of certified organic crop and livestock operations. This is the seventh comprehensive organic survey NASS has conducted and the first since the 2008 Organic Survey.

Read the Wisconsin 2021 status report.

Read the full USDA Organic Survey 2021 Summary

American Planning Association (APA) Food Systems

The APA Food Systems website provides information on policy guidance and examples of local food systems planning recommendations.