New Jersey Bill Would Authorize Counties to Acquire Agricultural Land for Use by Agricultural Support Businesses

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5295 would authorize counties to acquire unpreserved lands in agricultural development areas for use by veterinary practices, “any other type of practice, shop, store, or facility that supplies necessary food, temporary shelter, or medical care or support for farm animals,” and other “agricultural support businesses.” The bill has been referred to the Assembly Agriculture and Food Security Committee.