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Municipal Reference for Agricultural Land Use Planning

The Municipal Reference for Agricultural Land Use Planning is a tool for local leaders when confronted with agricultural issues. The document addresses agricultural practices which include:
• Scope of agriculture and agricultural activities
• New York State Agriculture and Markets Law (AML) Article 25AA – Agricultural
Districts Law
• Land use planning including zoning, purchase or transfer of development rights
• Environmental regulations
• Herbicide and pesticide applications
• Issues of farm animals used as companion animals including housing, fencing and
sanitation
• Farm markets, agri-tourism, agri-tainment, agri-education
• Seasonal Labor

Within the Appendix are references to proposed format for the agricultural component of a comprehensive plan, New York State Department of Agriculture and Market publications and a conservation approach to local codes.

Downloadable Documents
Author
Roberta Harrison
Publisher
Syracuse, NY: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Page Numbers
62
Publication Date
September 01, 2002
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
State
New York
Keywords
Agricultural Protection Zoning, Conservation Subdivision, Land Use Planning, Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems, Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements, Right to Farm, Transfer of Development Rights

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