Small-scale farmers could be forced to shut down their operations if they’re producing goods in an area zoned as non-agricultural. Smartly written Right to Farm laws could help these producers stay in business.
The Michigan Right to Farm act is a template for the defense and encouragement of local food production and the restoration of agriculture to its rightful place — integrated into communities.
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Shady Grove Farm in Gwinn, Mich., is owned by Randy and Libby Buchler. These small-scale farmers are protected by the state’s Right to Farm act.