§ 2-23-2. Legislative findings.
The general assembly finds:
(1) That agricultural operations are valuable to the state's economy and the general welfare of the state's people;
(2) That agricultural operations are adversely affected by the random encroachment of urban land uses throughout rural areas of the state;
(3) That, as one result of this random encroachment, conflicts have arisen between traditional agricultural land uses and urban land uses; and
(4) That conflicts between agricultural and urban land uses threaten to force the abandonment of agricultural operations and the conversion of agricultural resources to non-agricultural land uses, whereby these resources are permanently lost to the economy and the human and physical environments of the state.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 10, § 1.)