‘Right to Farm’ Act Protects Small-Scale Farmers

Every citizen should have the right to “farm” and garden and to ultimately feed their families without interference from the government.

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Small-scale farmers could be forced to shut down their operations if they’re producing goods in an area zoned as non-agricultural. Smartly written Right to Farm laws could help these producers stay in business. 

By Peter Kennedy
August/September 2013

Shady Grove
Shady Grove Farm in Gwinn, Mich., is owned by Randy and Libby Buchler. These small-scale farmers are protected by the state’s Right to Farm act.

Photo By Randy Buchler

If we want true food security — defined as the ability of a country, region, state or community to be as self-sufficient in food production as possible — then we need a legal system that supports local, small-scale food production.

Farms that fit this bill turn out healthful food, guard against shortages, stabilize local economies and instill community camaraderie.

As suburbs spread steadily across our continent, however, small farmers are continually facing problems with local zoning codes and nuisance complaints, even when their…

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One Response to ‘Right to Farm’ Act Protects Small-Scale Farmers

  1. desertrose says:

    Indeed they should . Unfortunately Federal and local governments do not seems to agree. Too many people have had to take these matters to court to be able to use their property to grow personal gardens.
    Now why would the government be opposed to people growing some fresh produce? The have not adequately answered that question as of yet.

    Thank you for the re-blog 🙂

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