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Craig Moore
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My brother in law made me aware of this and I am posting it here so anyone near them can lend support. Unfortunately, this is becoming more and more common.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdja89FRMT0
 
Susanna de Villareal-Quintela
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Hopefully they are in Agricultural Zoning. If so, the local zoning board will have to stuff it. The Right to Farm Act should supercede any local ordinances. Another aspect I'd have my legal team investigate is the articles of incorporation for the municipality. If they've improperly incorporated they will be an illegal entity and illegal entities who collect taxes are down-right frowned upon. I bring this up because I know of another municipality, in Oakland county, who went through something like this. The woman they chose to bully had sharp teeth and uncovered this dirty little secret. Rather than expose it, they gave her a "varience." But the ground-work is there anyone else to take a hammer to the glass.
 
Craig Moore
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Another video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhtTsgBzszE
 
Craig Moore
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Just an update on this case: They won the court case and can continue farming! The judge ruled the farm is in compliance with the GAAMPS and is therefore protected by the Michigan Right to Farm Act. Props to the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund for representing the Buchlers. Huge victory for all Michigan small farmers.
 
John Polk
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That's good news (for all MI homesteaders).

It is nice to know that there are still judges who do what they are paid to do...uphold the law.

 
Rick Larson
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Happy to read this good news!
 
Craig Moore
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Another update: The 21 days for the right to appeal has passed, so the township will not be appealing the decision. Looks like this is finally over. The good guys won!
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