Foothills Media Group Editorial: Farmers aren’t nuisances

Feb 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Land

farmThis week, Torrington became the latest municipality in Connecticut to approve a right-to-farm ordinance that shields legitimate farmers—those operating on at least three acres of land—from lawsuits. The municipal ordinance echoes Connecticut General Statutes, Section 19a-341, in stating that farming operations are not to be deemed nuisances because of objectionable odors from livestock, fertilizers and the like; noise from animals or farm equipment; dust created during plowing or cultivation; use of chemicals if they are properly applied, or water pollution from livestock or crop production activities, unless it pollutes public or private drinking water supplies.

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