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Chapter 254

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  254.040.  Designation as forest croplands, application for — refusal, appeal from — size of tract and value limitations. — 1.  Any person desiring to have lands designated as forest croplands shall submit an application to the state forester on forms provided by the commission.  The state forester shall make or cause to be made an examination of the lands covered by such application and shall forward a copy of such application, together with his or her recommendations, to the commission.  If the commission approves and classifies such lands as forest croplands, they shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter.

  2.  If the commission refuses to accept and classify such lands, the applicant may appeal the decision of the commission to the circuit court in which such lands, or major part of such lands, are located and the decision of the circuit court in all such matters shall be final.

  3.  No application to designate lands as forest croplands shall be accepted for a tract of land containing less than twenty acres; and no such land shall be classified for tax relief if the value thereof shall exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars per acre or a greater value as set by regulation of the commission.

  4.  No application for the cost-share incentive program established in section 254.225 shall be accepted for lands designated as forest croplands.


(L. 1945 p. 672 § 5, A.L. 1974 H.B. 1210, A.L. 1981 H.B. 308, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1348)

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