Agriculture/Nov 6, 2013

Recent Court Decision Considers Michigan’s Right To Farm Act

Since its enactment in 1981, the Michigan Right to Farm Act (RTFA) has provided protection to farmers against public and private nuisance claims. The RTFA provides that any activities that (1) meet the definition of “farm” or “farming operations” under the Act and (2) conform to generally accepted agricultural and management practices (GAAMPs), according to ... Read More
Agriculture/Jul 10, 2013

Governor Snyder Signs Wetlands Bill Into Law Amid Controversy

On July 2, Michigan’s Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 163, a wetlands management bill sponsored by Sen. Mike Green (R-Mayville) into law. The intent of the bill is to clarify permitting requirements in Michigan’s wetlands protection law and to address issues raised by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its 2008 audit of Michigan’s wetlands ... Read More