What is Pennsylvania’s Right to Farm Act?
Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s #1 industry. It contributes 4.5 billion to the commonwealth’s economy.
Pennsylvania’s agricultural production includes livestock and grain production, as well as mushroom production, forestry, aquaculture, fruits, vegetables, bees and honey, maple syrup, plus more. Producers of these commodities follow detailed rules and regulations in an effort to protect the environment and water quality.
Pennsylvania’s Right to Farm Act protects our valuable agricultural industry. The Act protects many farm practices that may lead to conflict with neighbors.
Some of the normal practices include, but are nor limited to:
– odor from livestock and poultry
– odor from application of manure and fertilizer to land
– agricultural vehicle traffic
– mushroom production
Visit http://law.psu.edu/_file/aglaw/Right_to_Farm_Law_files/Pennsylvania_Right_To_Farm_Act_Statute.pdf for more information on
Pennsylvania’s Right to Farm Act and other rules protecting agriculture.