Michigan Commission on Agriculture and Rural Development http://wemu.org en State Agriculture Commission Weighing Backyard Livestock Question http://wemu.org/post/state-agriculture-commission-weighing-backyard-livestock-question <div><strong>MI agriculture commission closer to decision on backyard livestock</strong></div><div>By Rick Pluta</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Michigan Commission on Agriculture and Rural Development is about to hold its final hearing on a controversial new rule. It would end Right to Farm protections for people who raise chickens and other livestock in residential areas.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The 1981 Right to Farm Act is the state's effort to preempt nuisance lawsuits filed against farmers as more people moved from cities and suburbs to rural areas. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:23:11 +0000 Bob Eccles 41441 at http://wemu.org