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Lands used for agricultural uses shall be subject to the following requirements:
(A) The shore impact zone shall be measured from a line lying 50 feet from and running parallel to the ordinary high water level.
(B) General cultivation farming, grazing, nurseries horticulture, truck farming, sod farming, and wild crop harvesting are permitted uses if steep slopes, shore impact zones, and bluff impact zones are maintained in permanent vegetation or operated under an approved conservation plan consistent with the technical guides of the local soil and water conservation service.
(C) Animal feedlots shall require a conditional use permit and shall comply with the following standards:
(1) Each feedlot shall first be approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
(2) New feedlots shall not be permitted within 1,000 feet of a shoreland, river, or creek or upon a steep slope or in a bluff impact zone.
(3) Modifications or expansions to existing feedlots that are located within 300 feet of the ordinary high water level of any public water or within a bluff impact zone or upon a steep slope are permitted provided that drainage from the feedlot does not flow towards the public water and that they do not further encroach to or upon a bluff impact zone or steep slope.
(4) Use of fertilizer, pesticides, or animal wastes within shorelands must be done in such a way as to minimize impact on the shore impact zone or public water by proper application or use of earth or vegetation.
(Ord. 2011-06-07A, passed 6-7-2011)