Right to Farm Act

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MDARD Workgroup Recommends Legislation to Support Urban Livestock Operations

Property owners who want to start or expand commercial livestock operations are required to go through a site verification process designed to ensure compliance with Michigan’s Generally Accepted Agricultural Management...more

Beveridge & Diamond Secures Pennsylvania Supreme Court Review in Toxic Tort Case

Litigators in the Firm’s Washington, DC office persuaded the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant an appeal in a tort case in which 34 plaintiffs allege that the land application of biosolids to farmland created a nuisance and...more

Michigan Department Of Ag Looks To Limit Scope Of Right To Farm Act

Now: Currently, commercial farms are protected from local regulation, including zoning restrictions. The existing "Site Selection" GAAMPs, which generally require large livestock production facilities to be located in...more

Plaintiffs Still Can't Come to a Nuisance in Illinois

In Toftoy v. Rosenwinkel, the 2nd District of the Illinois Appellate Court held that Illinois' "Right to Farm Act," 740 ILCS 70/1, didn't bar the plaintiff's nuisance suit against the defendants and their cattle farm. ...more

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