Michigan’s ‘Right to Farm Act’ Prempts Local Ordinances

Bill Schuette’s recent opinion asserting that the state’s Right to Farm Act preempts local government ordinances

On behalf of its more than 42,000 farm family members, Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) applauds Attorney General (AG) Bill Schuette’s recent opinion asserting that the state’s Right to Farm Act preempts local government ordinances attempting to restrict farming activities.
As the largest state farm organization, MFB has been concerned with the alarming trend of local governments approving unnecessary and illegal ordinances regulating farming activities. Members and staff of the organization have being working to defend the integrity of the Right to Farm Act, including recent challenges in Leroy Township and Fenton Township. Continue reading