Policy Summary

"The law aims to reduce loss of agricultural resources in the county by limiting the circumstances under which farming could constitute a nuisance, and to allow standard agricultural practices to be used ""free of unreasonable and unwarranted interference or restriction"" throughout the county, as long as those farming practices are conducted appropriately."

Background Information

State New York
Jurisdiction Name Wyoming County
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

"locally produced fresh commodities section 2, public health and safety (section 4)"

Environmental goal?

"promotes environmental quality" (section 2)

Economic goal?

"promotes economic stability" and "provides employment for agri-service" (section 2)

Includes findings?

"""The Wyoming County Board of Supervisors finds, declares and determines that agriculture is vital to Wyoming County, New York, because it is a livelihood and provides employment for agri-service, provides locally produced fresh commodities; agricultural diversity promotes economic stability; agriculture maintains open space and promotes environmental quality; and agricultural land does not increase the demand for services provided by local governments."" Section 2"

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"""It is the purpose of this law to reduce the loss to Wyoming County of its agricultural resources by limiting the circumstances under which farming may be deemed to be a nuisance and to allow agricultural practices inherent to and necessary for the business of farming to proceed and be undertaken free of unreasonable and unwarranted interference or restriction"" Section 2"

Includes definitions?

Section 3

Addresses implementation?

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Uncodified Local Law of Wyoming County, New York, Establishing the Right to Farm Legislation, Local Law No. 5 for 2008.