OFP – Farmland Preservation Reports

future farmersWant to learn more about issues impacting farmland preservation in our state?

The following reports provide data that has been tracked and compiled by the Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP) and other partners in order to identify threats and opportunities for farmland over time.

Farmland Preservation Indicators Report (2019 Update)

Updated January 2020

OFP publication that identifies trends, conditions, and opportunities related to farmland preservation in Washington over time.

NEW 3rd Edition! 

2019 Washington State Farmland Preservation Indicators Report (PDF).

2019 one-page summary of indicator groups:

Previous versions of the Farmland Preservation Indicators Report also are available.

2015 Farmland Preservation Indicators Report (PDF)

2009 Farmland Preservation Indicators Report (PDF)

County Conservation Futures Report (2019)

2019 OFP report of Conservation Futures tax levy (PDF).

Updated October 2019

Conservation Futures is a county tax levy program provided for in RCW 84.34.230 that protects, preserves, maintains, improves, restores, and limits the future use of threatened areas of open space, timberlands, wetlands, habitat areas, culturally significant sites, and agricultural farmlands. Conservation Futures funds, acquired through a property levy, are used to purchase rights or interests in real property for counties to preserve lands of public interest for future generations.