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Wyoming Agricultural Protection Act

WYOMING STATUTES
TITLE 11. Agriculture, Livestock and Other Animals
CHAPTER 44. Farm and Ranch Operations

 

11-44-101 Short title.

This chapter is known and may be cited as the "Wyoming Right to Farm and Ranch Act".



11-44-102 Definitions.

(a) As used in this act:
(i) "Farm and ranch" means the land, buildings, livestock and machinery used in the commercial production and sale of farm and ranch products;
(ii) "Farm or ranch operation" means the science and art of production of plants and animals useful to man except those listed under W.S. 23-1-101, including, but not limited to, the preparation of these products for man's use and their disposal by marketing or otherwise, and includes horticulture, floriculture, viticulture, silviculture, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee and
any and all forms of farm and ranch products and farm and ranch production;
(iii) "This act" means W.S. 11-44-101 through 11-44-103.

 

11-44-103 Farm or ranch operations not considered a nuisance; conditions.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a farm or ranch operation shall not be found to be a public or private nuisance by reason of that operation if that farm or ranch operation:

(i) Conforms to generally accepted agricultural management practices; and

(ii) Existed before a change in the land use adjacent to the farm or ranch land and the farm or ranch operation would not have been a nuisance before the change in land use or occupancy occurred.

 

Enacted in 1977, amended in 1991 and 1999.
Reviewed by AAHS in June 2001.



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