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.
New York Agricultural Districts Enabling Statutes
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. Law §§ 300 to 310 (2019).