Backyard farmers blast proposal to exclude them from "Right to Farm" law
By Jake Neher
A state board is expected to decide next month whether to strip protections from Michiganders who raise chickens and other livestock in residential areas.
Dozens of "backyard farmers" and their supporters blasted the proposed rule change Wednesday at an agriculture commission meeting in Lansing. It would exclude them from Michigan's Right to Farm Act, which protects farmers from nuisance complaints and lawsuits.