Right To Farm Laws

As of January 1, 2019, 174 agricultural districts existed statewide, containing approximately 25,673 farms and over 9.08 million acres (about 30 percent of the State’s total land area). A Right to Farm (RTF) law sets forth a process to mediate complaints by non-farm neighbors about farming operations and practices.
Article 25AA of New York State Agriculture and Markets law includes an RTF provision which requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets to resolve disputes about farm practices on farm operations within agriculture districts. However, many of these disputes might be resolved more quickly and less expensively at the local level through local Right to Farm legislation.

A number of municipalities throughout New York state have already adopted RTF Laws, including most Towns in Washington County. Links to the local municipal RTF laws are provided below.  
Source: https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AP/agservices/agdistricts.html

Right To Farm (RTF) Laws

Farmland Protection Links and Information