Agriculture Steering Committee


2023-2024 Agriculture Legislative Goals

Support efforts to change grants and loan award criteria to more closely match the USDA Rural Development aid requirements.

Support legislation to protect farming operations from frivolous nuisance lawsuits.

Support regulations and economic policies that promote small family farms.

Committee Schedule

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NCACC Agriculture Guiding Principles

Agricultural land use decisions are best made at the local level and should rest with local governments to meet local needs.

State policies should provide local options and tools for the preservation of farmland, if they serve the best interest of all counties.

The agricultural programs of land grant universities in North Carolina should partner with public and private research, education, and outreach efforts to ensure the future of agriculture in North Carolina.

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 state should provide funds for any increased county responsibilities and shifts of state responsibilities to counties.

Support state funding and staffing for agricultural research, Cooperative Extension services, and other agriculture-related efforts to support the largest economic driver in North Carolina.

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.