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Senate debating ‘Right to Farm’ expansion

The Senate is debating HB 210, the expansion of Idaho's "Right to Farm" law to protect expansions of ag operations from nuisance claims or local ordinances declaring them nuisances "There really is no one in agriculture, no one, who wants to be found to be a bad actor," said Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home. "No one wants to be a bad neighbor." He said the measure won't protect anyone who violates laws. "An expansion cannot be denied purely on the basis of being a nuisance," Corder told the Senate. "It could be denied on the basis of water quality, it could be denied on the basis of size, it would be denied on a number of other bases. Nothing will change that prospect."

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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