FPLA Program

The Farmland Protection and Land Access (FPLA) program was established via proviso in the Washington State 2022 Supplemental Capital Budget (SSB 5651), Section 3050. This is a new and ongoing program housed in the Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP).

The FPLA Guidelines are part of the agricultural easement program within OFP and are a tool in helping to create more incentives for agricultural easements. FPLA complements the “Buy-Protect-Sell” category of FarmPAI, a program of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. FPLA serves the dual purpose of permanently protecting high-quality farmland and facilitating access to land for next-generation farmers and ranchers.

Seeking feedback on proposed FPLA Guidelines

The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) is seeking comments from stakeholders on the proposed Farmland Protection and Land Access (FPLA) Program Guidelines.

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