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Dutchess Co. considering right-to-farm law

Jun 20, 2019 2:00 pm
MidHudsonNews [dot] com is reporting Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Gregg Pulver has introduced a local right-to-farm law. Pulver is the only full-time farmer serving on the board. If adopted, the law would affirm the county's policy to encourage and foster understanding of the necessary day-to-day operations involved in farming and to encourage residents' cooperation with those practices. The law would establish a right-to-farm dispute resolution committee, a non-binding and free mediation group that would serve as a facilitator between farmers and their neighbors. The committee would hear disputes about agricultural activities and render opinions, but would not restrict any potential future legal action. Supporters of the measure say educating neighbors of farming practices will strengthen the rural community bonds that make Dutchess a desirable place to live. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.