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Right to Farm (Code of Virginia: Title 3.2. Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food; Chapter 3; secs. 3.2-300 through 3.2-302)

Country/Territory
United States of America
Territorial subdivision
Virginia
Document type
Legislation
Date
1950 (2018)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Agricultural & rural development, Forestry
Keyword
Zoning Farming Agricultural development Agricultural land Offences/penalties Dispute settlement Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Liability/compensation Enforcement/compliance Breeders' rights/farmers' rights Vested rights/existing rights Local government Private land Property rights Use restrictions
Geographical area
Americas, North America
Abstract

This Chapter of the Code of Virginia contains provisions on the right to farm. More specifically, it states that, in order to limit the circumstances under which agricultural operations may be deemed to be a nuisance in Virginia, especially when nonagricultural land uses are initiated near existing agricultural operations, no locality shall adopt any ordinance that requires that a special exception or special use permit be obtained for any production agriculture or silviculture activity in an ar

Full text
English
Website
law.lis.virginia.gov