(505 ILCS 5/19) (from Ch. 5, par. 1019)
    Sec. 19. Policy of State Agencies. It shall be the policy of all state agencies to encourage the maintenance of viable farming in agricultural areas and their administrative regulations and procedures shall be modified to this end insofar as are consistent with the promotion of public health and safety and with the provisions of any federal statutes, standards, criteria, rules, regulations, or policies, and any other requirement of federal agencies, including provisions applicable only to obtaining federal grants, loans, or other funding.
(Source: P.A. 81-1173.)