The county Board of Supervisors heard a report at its meeting Tuesday on how much money the 1965 Williamson Act is bringing to the county and saving local farmers.
Local farmers have used the Williamson Act for the past two years to put idle farmland into conservancy, which lowers the amount of property tax the farmers pay.
Former local Farm Bureau Executive Director Lauren Grizzle estimated last fall the program has brought nearly $1 million to local farmers.
County Planning and Building Director Jurg Heuberger said the program also brought $500,016 to county government.
The act also helps the county attract farmers to the area, especially dairies, Imperial County Farm Bureau Executive Director Steve Pastor said.