A constitutional challenge to Indiana’s Right To Farm Act was tossed by the Indiana Court of Appeals, rejecting neighbors’ claims that an 8,000-hog concentrated animal feeding operation has deprived them of their long-vested property rights.   The Himsel and Lannon families filed a complaint, alleging nuisance, negligence, and trespass, against a neighboring farm in Hendricks County that had become a concentrated animal feeding operation. According to the plaintiffs’ brief, the nearby CAFO consisted of two 4,000-hog production buildings that are located about a quarter-mile upwind . . .THESE FAMILIES LOST ABOUT 49% OF THEIR VALUE IN THEIR PROPERTY…IF THIS WAS YOUR MONEY…WHAT WOULD YOU DO…?  IF THE PROPERTY VALUE IS LESS…ISN’T THE TAX VALUE LESS…?

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