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Nebraska Right to Farm Act Bill Advances in Legislature


April 19, 2019

LINCOLN -- A bill that would expand protections for farmers under the Nebraska Right to Farm Act advanced through the Legislature April 10.

LB 227, introduced by Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango, was approved 31-7 after a two-day debate among senators.

The Nebraska Right to Farm Act, adopted in 1982, protects farms and warehouses from nuisance complaints by neighbors. These nuisances include dust, noise or odors from these establishments.

Nuisance laws affect not only Nebraska, but other states as well. A federal jury awarded $473.5 million to six neighbors of a North Carolina hog farm belonging...

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