Agricultural road

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Agricultural road in Switzerland

An agricultural road is a service road that serves predominantly agricultural or forestry purposes and has only local significance. Agricultural roads are typically unpaved dirt roads or covered with gravel, but in some cases asphalt roads are agricultural roads.[1][2]

In the United States, a "farm-to-market road" or "ranch-to-market road" (sometimes "farm road" or "ranch road" for short) is a state road or county road that connects rural or agricultural areas to market towns.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Scheetz, Barry E; Steven M Bloser (2009-12-31), Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance on Agricultural Roads to Reduce Nutrient and Sediment Pollution in the Kishacoquillas Watershed (PDF), Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, retrieved 2014-05-17 
  2. ^ Tolliver, Denver (2011). "Modeling Investments in County and Local Roads to Support Agricultural Logistics" (PDF). Journal of the Transportation Research Forum. 50 (2). Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Farm/Ranch to Market Facts". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 26, 2008. 
  4. ^ Babineck, Mark (August 18, 2007). "Tex-Arcana: What's a farm-to-market road?". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 8, 2011.