This week the North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the Right to Farm Act. The three-judge panel unanimously dismissed a challenge to the law brought by the Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help, North Carolina Environmental Justice Community Action Network and Waterkeeper Alliance in 2019.
Rep. Jimmy Dixon, Senior Chair of House Agriculture Committee said, “I am pleased with the recent ruling by the NC Court of Appeals upholding our Right To Farm laws. It is essential that our hard working family farmers be able to continue feeding a hungry world without unwarranted lawsuits.”
House Speaker Tim Moore said, “This is a great victory for farm communities across this state. North Carolina agriculture sustains our communities, provides a source of wellness and good health to North Carolina families, and is an essential driver to the economic health of our state.”