Idaho Bill Would Create Total Defense to Public Nuisance Liability for Most Agricultural Operations

Idaho House Bill 377, the “Agricultural Protection Area Act,” would establish state funding for the preservation of farmland, would prohibit localities from enacting municipal ordinances that “would restrict a farm structure or farming practice, unless that farm structure or farming practice does not comply with generally recognized farming practices,” and would exempt agricultural activities within agricultural protection areas from public nuisance actions. The bill has not yet been assigned to a committee.