Monday, January 24, 2011

Right To Farm

Like many area towns Monroe was home to many family farms. And, like many area towns, the farms gave way to houses, houses and some more houses. This makes for a new neighbor dynamic that's not always, well, neighborly. Farmers often get complaints about noisy farm equipment and, of course, the farm aroma. Thus, one Monroe farmer has proposed a "right to farm" ordinance that would protect farmers from neighbors who might deem them a nuisance.

According to a CT Post article "... such ordinances already exist in about a dozen towns in Connecticut, but they are mostly in the rural northern and eastern parts of the state. In Monroe, how to balance rural and suburban life has been a continuing debate. In recent years, there's been a growing movement to protect farms, according to residents..."

Read the full article: Monroe man wants town to welcome farmers

The folks at Change.org have started a petition asking Monroe's planning and zoning commission to support the "right to farm" ordinance. To add your name to the petition, click HERE.

What's your opinion on the "right to farm" ordinance?
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  1. Folks who don't want farms-I have a question for you: Where do you think your food will come from if you can't get it from your grocery store?

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  2. So true! Plus, if you are buying your home near a farm what exactly did you expect?

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