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Category State
1. Agricultural Districts Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia
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Agricultural impact statement Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Utah, Virginia
Differential assessment of enrolled land Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Utah, Virginia
Disclosure notices New York
Eligibility for purchase of agricultural conservation easement program Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania
Limits on annexation Kentucky, Minnesota
Limits on development by zoning or covenants Delaware, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia
Limits on public investment for non-farm development Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Utah, Virginia
Limits on special assessments Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Virginia
Limits on use of eminent domain Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia
Protection against nuisance suits Delaware, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Utah
Protection against unreasonable local regulations Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah Virginia
2. Agricultural Protection Zoning Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin
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Area-based allowance
Enabling law Arizona, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia
Exclusive agricultural Oregon, Wisconsin
Large minimum lot size
3. Comprehensive Growth Management California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington
4. Conservation Easement Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
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Differential assessment of land subject to a conservation easement California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Enabling Law
5. Death Taxes Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Tennessee
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Differential assessment for estate tax purposes Mississippi, New York
Differential assessment for inheritance tax purposes Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, New Hampshire, Tennessee
6. Property Tax Relief Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee,Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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Differential assessment Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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Constitutional authority Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, West Virginia
Deferred taxation Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington
Land subject to a conservation easement Alaska, New York
Preferential taxation Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming
Restrictive agreement California, Georgia, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania
Exemptions for farm buildings and equipment Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania
Income tax credit Michigan, New York, Wisconsin
Land tax credit Iowa, New York
7. Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia
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Installment payments Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
Multi-purpose land conservation California, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont
Purchase of land in fee California, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia
Trust fund California, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington
8. Right-to-Farm Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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Generally accepted agricultural and management practices (GAAMPS) Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming
Notice of agricultural activities California
Protection against nuisance lawsuits Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Protection against unreasonable local regulations Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Recapture of legal costs Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin
9. State Policies Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin
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Agricultural impact statement Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Virginia, Wisconsin
Executive order Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont
Exemption from water and sewer assessments
Limits on annexation Arkansas, Montana
Limits on local governments' authority to regulate agricultural land Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont
Limits on use of eminent domain Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
10. Transfer of Development Rights Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Vermont
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Enabling law Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Vermont
TDR bank New Jersey


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