(505 ILCS 5/8)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1008)
Factors for Consideration in Formation of Agricultural Areas.
The following factors should be considered by county boards, county
committees, or planning commissions, with respect to the formation of any
1. the viability of active farming within the proposed area and in areas
2. the presence of any viable farmlands within the proposed area and
adjacent thereto that are not now in active farming;
3. the nature and extent of land uses other than active farming within the
proposed area and adjacent thereto;
4. county developmental patterns and needs;
5. the existence of a conservation plan approved by the local soil and
water conservation district; and
6. any other matter which may be relevant.
(b) In judging viability, any relevant agricultural information shall
be considered, including soil, climate, topography, other natural factors,
markets for farm products, the extent and nature of farm improvements, the
present status of farming, anticipated trends in agricultural economic
conditions and technology, and such other factors as may be relevant.
(Source: P.A. 84-456.)