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Throughout this month, St. Lawrence County will accept applications to add property to Agricultural Districts 1 and 2, and requests to remove property from Ag District 2.

Each year, petitions are accepted to add property to either district. This year represents the eight-review process for Agricultural District 2, and gives property owners the opportunity to remove land from the district. Requests to remove land from Ag District 1 will not be accepted until 2016.

The county’s agricultural districts help protect farmland and farming activities in the county. Agricultural District 1 primarily consists of agricultural lands in the western and southern portions of the county, and Agricultural District 2 spans across the county’s northern and eastern regions (maps can be viewed online at: http://www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/Departments/

Planning/AgDistrictMap).

Landowners seeking to add or remove land must submit a form with information about the property to the county Planning Office. The tax parcel number, acreage of the property, and a description of the land must be included in the request. Blank forms can be obtained at local municipal offices, by calling the Planning Office at 379-2292, or downloaded at http://www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/Departments/Planning/AgDistrictMap. All applications must be received or postmarked no later than March 30.

For more information, contact Matilda Larson in the Planning Office at 379-2292.

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