Subdivision 1. Applicability.
For the purposes of sections
, the terms defined
in this section have the meanings given them.
Subd. 2. Action which adversely affects.
"Action which adversely affects" means any of
the following actions taken in respect to agricultural land which have or would have the effect
of substantially restricting the agricultural use of the land: (1) acquisition for a nonagricultural
use except acquisition for any unit of the outdoor recreation system described in section
other than a trail described in subdivision 4 of that section; (2) granting of a permit, license,
franchise or other official authorization for nonagricultural use; (3) lease of state-owned land for
nonagricultural use except for mineral exploration or mining; or (4) granting or loaning of state
funds for purposes which are not consistent with agricultural use.
Subd. 3. Agricultural land.
"Agricultural land" means land which is in agricultural use, and
which has been identified as agricultural land by a local unit of government pursuant to sections
, or which is composed of
predominantly class I, II, III, or IV soils as identified in the land capability classification system
of the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service and the county soil
survey, if completed.
Subd. 4. Agricultural use.
"Agricultural use" means use of land for the production of
livestock, dairy animals, dairy products, poultry and poultry products, fur bearing animals,
horticultural and nursery stock which is under chapter 18H, fruit of all kinds, vegetables, forage,
grains, bees, and apiary products. Wetlands, pasture and woodlands accompanying land in
agricultural use shall be considered to be in agricultural use.
Subd. 5. Agency.
"Agency" means a department identified in section
, and any
other agency of the state whose actions are by virtue of other law governed by the provisions
Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1
History: 1982 c 512 s 2; 2007 c 13 art 3 s 7