§ 2-23.1-1 Findings.
The general assembly finds and declares:
(a) That the preservation and expansion of agriculture are goals of the state;
(b) That among economic activities, agriculture is uniquely dependent on the land;
(c) That land use and water usage regulation and land taxation can have significant impacts on the viability of agricultural operations;
(d) That the understanding of such impacts is often not widespread or readily included in decision making; and
(e) That farmers, who have an appreciation of such impacts, may not know in a timely manner that actions are being considered at the local level that could have a direct and significant impact on agricultural operations.
(P.L. 2005, ch. 314, § 1.)