Nebraska, “Right to Farm” Is Really Right to Harm!
Legislation pending in the Nebraska State Senate includes harmful language that protects the interests of “Big Ag” over the rights of your state's people and animals.We urgently need your help to kill this bill.
As awareness of the devastating environmental impact of industrial farming grows, communities concerned about their health and wellbeing have taken action to combat these effects. Rather than reform their destructive practices, corporate agribusiness is responding by pushing "Right to Farm" laws.
These laws can prohibit local governments from enacting tougher agricultural standards and restrict the ability of citizens dispute changes to agricultural operations—even if an operation has expanded significantly or is employing practices that have serious impacts on air, water and overall quality of life for nearby communities.
If Legislative Bill 227 passes, factory farms would be able to expand even further without ever having to consider the impacts these changes would have on the communities around them. The proposal makes this even more likely by greatly limiting what can be classified as a “significant change” to an agricultural operation, granting protections to any farm or public grain warehouse that expands in size or changes farming types/systems.
The state should not allow factory farms to expand with total disregard for the wellbeing and health of local communities. Your voice of opposition will be crucial in stopping this bill from moving forward.
What You Can Do
The most important thing you can do to stop this dangerous bill from becoming law is to place a quick, polite phone call to your state senator right now and urge opposition to L.B. 227.
This bill could be voted at any time, so please don’t delay. Thank you, Nebraska!