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Right-to-farm expansion heads to governor

The Senate has voted 32-2 in favor of HB 210, the right-to-farm law expansion; the bill now goes to the governor's desk. Sen. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise, who voted in favor of the bill, said, "What comes to me is something that we all seem to be missing, and that is something I've seen in other states, and that's an urban growth boundary. That means when you leave a city, you leave the city, you enter the farmland, you enter the wilds. ... Instead we've created a checkerboard of farms that have been sold out for development and we create these conflicts." LeFavour said Idaho needs to "do something to address this issue in the long run."

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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