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).)