Presentation on theme: "Agricultural Preservation. Critical Threats To Agriculture Land Use and Zoning Overburdensome Regulations PestDisease Inclement Weather."— Presentation transcript:
Critical Threats To Agriculture Land Use and Zoning Overburdensome Regulations PestDisease Inclement Weather
Land Use and Zoning Buying/Selling Development Rights One way to generate dollars to diversify operations. One way to generate dollars to diversify operations. Concern: Value based on best land Concern: Value based on best land use. use.
Endangered or Threatened Species Recognize the fact that some endangered or threatened species can coexist with agricultural operations. Cost share programs to farmers who have such species on their operations. Relocation costs of species deemed necessary by the general public should be shared and not all expense fall on the land owner/farmer
Over Burdensome Regulations Streamline regulatory aspects to eliminate duplication. Make regulations more practical, user friendly and more economically feasible. Concern: Ag is regulated by numerous agencies. Concern: Ag is regulated by numerous agencies. Water Water Safety Safety Labor Labor Health Health Land Use Land Use DEP DEP Army Corp Of Engineers Army Corp Of Engineers Department of Interior Department of Interior Local Governments Local Governments Many agencies often duplicate regulations and at times even conflict with each other.
Pest Ports inspections should be increased to insure that foreign pest are not introduced into the country. Continued research to develop new technologies in pest control.
Disease Adequate research and research dollars to manage or eradicate diseases that affect agriculture. Brucellosis Brucellosis Canker Canker Greening Greening
Inclement Weather Agriculture should be considered part of National Security. Improved procedures to insure agriculturalists overcome natural disasters. (Recovery Process) Streamlined insurance processing to assist in the event of natural disasters.