Exploring the right to farm

Jun 6, 2013

Hog farmer Bob Young had to overcome lawsuits from his neighbors before buidling his confinement facility near Rochester, Ill. Says Young: “There are a few (city people) that come out here and think we got to change everything so we can make it city living. And that won’t work.”
Credit (Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media)
Individual state constitutions across the nation spell out a host of guaranteed rights for their citizens … for example, same sex marriage or collective bargaining. But what about the right to farm?   Harvest Public Media’s Bill Wheelhouse reports on what’s behind a new drive to establish that guarantee:

 Harvest Public Media is a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.