Right to Farm Laws

Right to farm laws could possibly provide protection for large agricultural operations.

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The Right to Farm movement is a hot topic in the Heartland.

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A recent push, primarily in Midwest states, for state constitutional amendments possibly protecting large-scale agriculture operations from such things as animal rights groups and opponents of genetically modified crops is seemingly pitting big operations against small-scale growers. The Right to Farm movement is a hot topic in the Heartland, and added regulations at the state level could result in various outcomes. Find more information at the website of your state department of agriculture. The Rural Blog, based out of the University of Kentucky, for more information.