Agriculture
7:53 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Exploring the right to farm

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.”
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.