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All fifty states have some version of a right-to-farm law, which provides defenses to agricultural producers for lawsuits alleging they are committing a nuisance in their farming operations. In November 2016, the Court of Appeals of Iowa upheld a lower court’s ruling that Iowa’s right-to-farm law is unconstitutional as applied to a neighbor claiming a nearby hog farm is a nuisance and awarded damages to the neighbor. For those unaware, finding a state’s right-to-law unconstitutional as applied to a neighbor is unique to Iowa. Iowa’s courts have found the state’s right-to-farm law is unconstitutional when the complaining neighbor was there first. At this point, no states have followed Iowa’s lead and found their state’s right-to-farm laws unconstitutional as applied to neighbors there first.Read More