Originally Posted by hillbilly280234
I wanna start a poultry farm here in Clinton Twp,Mi...but idk the stupid ordinances. Will the RTFA protect me? My reasoning is, wanna be more self sufficient and don't wanna have to work a 7am-7pm job. Any ideas??
My personal opinion is that the RTFA should protect you, based on what the law says and on how the courts have interpreted it.
However, if you are a "Category 4" site MDARD will almost certainly not recognize this, and neither will your township. In that case you would have to go to court to prove that you are protected.
Michigan has a long history of folks going to court to demonstrate that our Right to Farm Act is broadly written and protects all commercial farm operations, including those that are small, and those that are in residential areas. These cases include Papadelis in Troy, Papesh in Shelby Township, and Buchler in Forsythe Township. It may be that we are due for another.