Hobby Farms Need Not Be Profitable For Protection Under Michigan’s Right To Farm Act

Posted on June 3, 2014
In a recent unpublished opinion, the Michigan Court of Appeals once again stated that a farming operation met the definition of a “commercial production,” subject to protection under Michigan’s Right To Farm Act (RTFA), despite a complete absence of profits. Township of Webber v... CONTINUE READING
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Recent Court Decision Considers Michigan’s Right To Farm Act

Posted on November 6, 2013
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)... CONTINUE READING
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Governor Snyder Signs Wetlands Bill Into Law Amid Controversy

Posted on July 10, 2013
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... CONTINUE READING
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