[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Jefferson 9-2-1998 by Ord. No. 25-98 (Ch. 26 of the 1967 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The right to farm land within the Township of Jefferson is hereby recognized to exist, and the following farming activities shall be deemed established as acceptable, recognized and entitled to encouragement and protection as the collective embodiment of the "right to farm," subject in all cases, however, to any applicable Township ordinances, including the Township Zoning Ordinances, federal, state or county laws or regulations respecting the public health or safety:
Produce agricultural and horticultural crops, trees and forest products, livestock, poultry and other related commodities.
Process and package the agricultural output of the commercial farm.
Provide for the wholesale and retail marketing, including "U-Pick" marketing and sales, of the agricultural output of the commercial farm and related products that contribute to farm income, including the construction of buildings and parking areas in conformance with the applicable municipal standards.
Replenish soil nutrients, including but not limited to the spreading of manure and applying chemical and organic fertilizers.
Use federally approved products, in accordance with labeled instructions, as recommended by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for control of pests, predators, varmints, diseases affecting plants and livestock and for the control of weed infestation.
Use irrigation pumps and equipment and undertake aerial and ground seeding and spraying, using airplanes, tractors and other necessary equipment.
Conduct farming activities on holidays and Sundays as well as weekdays, in the evening and during the day, notwithstanding the production thereby of normal but unavoidable noise, dust, odors and fumes caused by such necessary activities when conducted in accordance with recognized agricultural practices.