Wisconsin's Right to Farm Law
Agriculture is an integral part of the Town of Grant. In an effort to enable farm operations to continue using good management practices, Wisconsin has a Right to Farm Law (Wis. Stat. section 823.08) that protects farmers from nuisance and liable lawsuits.
Sounds and Smells
Farmers often work late into the night, especially during planting and harvest time, when noise from their machinery can be heard. Land preparation can cause dust, especially during windy and dry weather. The smell of organic fertilizer may be evident during field applications.
Slow Moving Vehicles
Moving at top speeds of 15 to 20 miles per hour, farm equipment may slow travel time on rural roads. Vigilance and patience is required. Farm equipment will display a Slow Moving Vehicle emblem, a red-orange fluorescent triangle surrounded by a reflective red border, on the rear of the implement. This is a warning to slow down. Large farm equipment may extend into the oncoming traffic lane. Safety should be a top concern for all drivers on our township roads.
Fertilizers and herbicides are often used in growing crops. These products are applied by licensed applicators. Respect for a neighbor's adjacent land is shown by knowing the prevailing winds and preventing drift.