New York Agricultural Districts Enabling Statutes
New York's Agricultural Districts Law was enacted in 1971 to help keep farmland in active agricultural production. An agricultural district can be developed when a group of interested landowners - who collectively own 500 acres - submit a proposal to their county requesting the formation of a district.
Statutes and Ordinances
Level of Government
Agricultural Districts, Land Use Planning, Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems, Real Property Tax Relief, Right to Farm
N.Y. Agric. & Mkts. §§ 300 to 310 (2006).