§19-19-1. Purpose; public policy.
Whereas, Agricultural production of food and fiber is a
basic necessity to sustain human life, and essential to the
general welfare and stability of this state and the citizens
thereof, and the continued conduct of the utilization of land in
the conduct of agricultural production, including woodland and
forestry production, is a necessity to the welfare and common
good of all of the citizens of this state; and,
Whereas, The infringement upon agricultural lands and
agricultural operations by other uses and occupancies which are
either adverse or incompatible with the continued agricultural
utilization may be of such nature as to endanger orderly
agricultural production, it is hereby declared to be the public
policy of this state that agricultural production and the
utilization of land in agricultural productive operations be
protected and preserved.