Urban Agriculture
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Urban Agriculture

The Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act (AB551)

Urban Farming in Richmond. Photo by Aziz Baameur.
AB 551, California’s Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act

In 2014, California implemented Assembly Bill 551, which allows landowners in metropolitan areas to receive tax incentives for putting land in agriculture use. First, cities and counties must create urban agriculture incentive zones. The following resources provide details on the bill. Our AB551 Implementation Guide is a good place to start.



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