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Governor DeSantis signs "Right to Farm" Bill

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Smoke from a sugar burn

Today Governor DeSantis signed the right to farm bill, which passed with overwhelming support in the legislature. Critics, such as the Sierra Club Florida, call it the “right to harm” bill while supporters say the bill is needed to protect agricultural operations.

The new law prohibits so-called nuisance lawsuits filed by people who do not own property within one-half mile of the alleged violations. Critics argue that the bill would limit lawsuits over the potential health impacts from things like burning sugar cane.

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Courtesy Sierra Club.