SB678: Agricultural operation; amends definition.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 3.2-300 of the Code of Virginia, relating to definition of agricultural operation.
[S 678]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 3.2-300 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 3.2-300. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Agricultural operation" means any operation devoted to the bona fide production of crops, or animals, or fowl including the production of fruits and vegetables of all kinds; meat, dairy, and poultry products; nuts, tobacco, nursery, and floral products; and the production and harvest of products from silviculture activity. It shall also include the housing of livestock, as defined in § 3.2-6500.

"Production agriculture and silviculture" means the bona fide production or harvesting of agricultural or silvicultural products but shall not include the processing of agricultural or silvicultural products or the above ground application or storage of sewage sludge.

2. That the provisions of this act are declarative of existing law.

SENATE BILL NO. 678

Offered January 20, 2022
A BILL to amend and reenact § 3.2-300 of the Code of Virginia, relating to definition of agricultural operation.
Patron-- Stuart

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 3.2-300 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 3.2-300. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Agricultural operation" means any operation devoted to the bona fide production of crops, or animals, or fowl including the production of fruits and vegetables of all kinds; meat, dairy, and poultry products; nuts, tobacco, nursery, and floral products; and the production and harvest of products from silviculture activity. It shall also include the housing of livestock, as defined in § 3.2-6500.

"Production agriculture and silviculture" means the bona fide production or harvesting of agricultural or silvicultural products but shall not include the processing of agricultural or silvicultural products or the above ground application or storage of sewage sludge.