Transient

Scholars and academics from Michigan State University and elsewhere have played a critical role in recording the history of the Right to Farm law, its amendments, and interpretation by the courts, making it possible for non-experts to understand and engage in agricultural issues as they emerge.  For a clearly written overview of the 1999 RTF Amendment and subsequent court cases through about 2007, there is no better place to start than the Norris and Taylor Land Use Tech Bulletin.  Or, for a cautionary tale, DeLind's 1995 Curious Relationship paper is a must read.

DeLind - The State, Hog Hotels, and the "Right to Farm": A Curious Relationship (1995)

Laurent -  Michigan's Right to Farm Act:  Have Revisions Gone Too Far? (2002) 

Walker - Whole Hog: The preemption of Local Control by the 1999 Amendment to the Michigan Right to Farm Act (2002)

Norris and Taylor - Land Use Tech Bulletin (2007)

Norris and Taylor - Questions about Intent and Application of Michigan's Right to Farm Act (2007)

Norris, Taylor, and Wyckoff - When Urban Agriculture Meets Michigan's Right to Farm Act: The Pig's in the Parlor (2011)

Norris and Schindler - Selected Zoning Court Cases Concerning Michigan Right to Farm Act 1964 - 2009 (2010)

Norris and Schindler - Selected Zoning Court Cases Concerning the Michigan Right to Farm Act 1964 - 2012 (2012) 

Norris and Schindler - Selected Zoning Court Cases Concerning the Michigan Right to Farm Act 1964 - 2013 (2013)