(Neb)-Expanded Version Of Right To Farm Bill Gets Final Approval
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have given final approval to an expanded version of the state's so-called Right to Farm legislation.
Currently, neighbors are banned from suing farm operations for nuisances like odors, if the farm was already operating before the neighbors moved in.
Sen. Dan Hughes originally wanted to expand that to say the ban would still apply, even if the farm operation changed after the neighbors moved in -- for example, from growing row crops to running a livestock operation.
Under a compromise, neighbors would now have a two-year time limit from such a change to file lawsuits. The bill passed on a vote of 46-2.
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