Attorney General Curtis Hill praised a decision this week by the Indiana Court of Appeals
upholding the constitutionality of Indiana’s Right to Farm Act.
Indiana’s statute limits the scenarios in which an agricultural operation may be sued for nuisance. The purpose, as the law states, is “to conserve, protect, and encourage the development and improvement of agricultural land for the production of food and other agricultural products” and “to reduce the loss to the state of its agricultural resources.”
In a case decided Monday, property owners adjacent to an expanding livestock operation challenged the law on the premise that their residential properties lost market value as a result of the increased agricultural activities.