The State Agriculture Development Committee has adopted standards for ten agricultural management practices. Should a right to farm matter concern activities not addressed by one of these AMPs, the SADC or appropriate County Agriculture Development Board will determine whether or not the activities comply with generally accepted operations or practices.
To guard against future or potential right-to-farm complaints, commercial farms may request that their county agriculture development board (CADB), or the SADC in counties where no CADBS exist, determine whether their specific operations or practices conform to generally accepted agricultural management practices. This is known as a site-specific AMP request.
A farm’s operation or practices will be entitled to the protections of the Right to Farm Act if the CADB or SADC determines the farm meets the Act’s eligibility criteria and that the practices or operation conform to generally accepted practices. The input of municipalities must be considered in these cases, especially if the site-specific AMP request involves a potential preemption of municipal regulations.
A formal site-specific AMP process has been established by the Right to Farm Program in its program rules (N.J.A.C. 2-76-2.3). For more information on the types of site-specific AMP requests and determinations that have been made, refer to the Right to Farm Program’s compilation of site-specific AMP determinations.