New York State law allows for the creation of districts within which unreasonable local regulation of farm practices and the construction of facilities that would encourage development are limited. The New York State Agricultural Districts law also provides for reduced property taxes for farmers by allowing assessment of farmland based on its agricultural production value rather than its development value.
Agricultural districts adopted by the county and certified by the state are periodically reviewed and recertified in a process coordinated by the staff of the County Department of Planning and Economic Development.
Agricultural District Review Frequently Asked Questions
Please click the link below to obtain more information on the Agricultural Districts Program from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
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