Agriculture Steering Committee


2020-2021 Agriculture Legislative Goals

AG-1: Support state funding and staffing for agricultural research, Cooperative Extension services and agriculture-related efforts, including Community Conservation Assistance Program, as well as funding and staffing for equine-agricultural research and other equine-agriculture related efforts, to support the largest economic driver in North Carolina.

AG-2: Support legislation to protect all farming operations from nuisance lawsuits.

Resources from April 2022 Steering Committee Meeting

View Guiding Principles

Committee Schedule

View the steering committee meeting schedule

2021 NCACC County Map Book

(Food Insecurity Rates, pg. 30).

NCACC Agriculture Guiding Principles

  • The Association supports local control over land-use decision-making and its impact on the agricultural community.
  • The Association supports state policies providing local options and tools for the preservation of farmland, if they serve the best interest of all counties.
  • The Association supports research, education and outreach with various public and private partnerships that result in agricultural development opportunities, sustainable initiatives producing low-cost food and energy that will, in turn, create healthy local economies.
  • Agricultural issues related to the environment transcend governmental boundaries and require close coordination of policy and action by federal, state and local governments.
  • Powers delegated to the counties for the protection of the public health are important for protecting the land and water resources that are vital for agricultural endeavors.
  • The General Assembly should provide funds for any increased county responsibility related to animal control operations and/or facilities.

Committee Chair

James West
Wake County

Steering Committee Membership

Steering Committee membership is open to all county commissioners, as well as county staff who specialize in committee-related fields. If you would like to join a Steering Committee, please complete this sign-up form and join us for a meeting.