CHAPTER 14D RIGHT TO FARM
Article 2. Purpose.
Sec. 14D-02-20. Intent.
Where non-agricultural land uses, particularly residential and commercial
development, extend onto agricultural land or exist side by side, agricultural
operations are frequently the subject of nuisance complaints. As a result, some
agricultural operations are forced to cease or curtail their operations and many
others are discouraged from making investments in improvements to their
operations, all to the detriment of adjacent agricultural uses and the economic
viability of the city’s agricultural industries a whole. The purpose and
intent of this article is to reduce the loss to the city of its agricultural
resources by limiting the circumstances under which properly conducted
agricultural operations on agricultural land may be considered a nuisance. (Ord.
No. 1364, Exh. 1 (part).)