Who controls agricultural districting?
Agriculture districts are initiated by landowners and ultimately adopted or rejected by the county legislative body, the elected representative of all citizens in the county. The Department of Agriculture and Markets simply assures that district plans conform with the requirements of the law. The department also is responsible for administering the farm protections and benefits provided under the law. The Division of Equalization and Assessment plays a role is some provisions, too.

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1. Who benefits from an agricultural district?
2. Who controls agricultural districting?
3. Do agricultural districts consist entirely of farmland?
4. Does a district preserve farmland?
5. Do agricultural districts eliminate a municipality's ability to control growth?
6. Does an agricultural district prohibit the free market sale of land?
7. To what extent does an agricultural district guarantee a farmer's "right to farm?"
8. Can government acquire or condemn farmland within an agricultural district against a landowner's wishes?