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Sunday, January 26, 2014

MI: SMALL FARMERS TARGETED BY BIG GOVERNMENT #tcot

FROM WATCHDOG WIRE – MICHIGAN watchdogwire

Changes to the Michigan Right to Farm Act

January 23, 2014

by Tony Lollio {EXCERPT}

State regulators want to raid that hen house, and proposed policy changes could turn you and your backyard flock into free-range fugitives.

The Michigan Right to Farm Act was intended to protect commercial farms, but hobbyists and small-scale ranchers have used this law as a defense against nuisance complaints and local zoning disputes. The Michigan Agricultural Commission is considering changes that could end this protection.

These changes would also grant the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) the power to deny private property owners the right to produce meat, eggs, and dairy for their own consumption.


Read the whole story at WatchdogWire… 

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