A National AgLaw Center Research Publication

States’ Right-To-Farm Statutes

Compiled by:
National Agricultural Law Center Staff
All fifty states have enacted right-to-farm laws that seek to protect qualifying farmers and ranchers from nuisance lawsuits filed by individuals who move into a rural area where normal farming operations exist, and who later use nuisance actions to attempt to stop those ongoing operations. While the overall statutory schemes might be similar, each state has noticeably different content in the specific details of the laws. States’ Right-to-Farm Statutes provides the statutory text of each state’s laws, along with the date of its possible expiration. The primary aim of this compilation is to provide the researcher with easy and free access to a state’s statutory language.  To access a chart outlining specific types of provisions found in state laws throughout the country, click here.  This compilation was last updated on April 15, 2022.