Is there any way to put the sugar bush into agriculture (ag) land tax instead of recreation use? If you can, is there any limiting factors such as you have to be making syrup for commercial sale and if so how much do you need to sell to qualify? Or can you just say your are making sugar for your own consumption and still qualify.
Also, we have about 100 acres of maples and are currently tapping only about 20 acres, with app 300 taps. Is there a minimum amount of taps per acre for it the land to be considered ag as well if we wanted to expand?
We are especially looking for info on Wisconsin specific tax codes. But would be interested in how/if anyone is doing this in other states which we can use as examples.
Thank You in advance and
May the sweet smell of success be lots of maple syrup in your pans.