Farmers Advocate for Right to Farm Bill

Georgia farmers are flooding social media this week to urge state legislators to pass House Bill 545, also known as the Right to Farm Bill. Check out some of the videos and posts they created to learn more about why this legislation is so important to their family farm. 

 

Jake Carter
McDonough, GA

"I'm the fifth generation to have the opportunity to farm right here in this community ... I hope to provide this same opportunity for the sixth generation if they so choose. Today, I'm encouraging our state legislature to pass House Bill 545, Georgia's Right to Farm Bill, which would protect family farms just like ours all across the state from frivolous lawsuits. So please consider passing this very important bill, the future of Georgia agriculture depends on it."

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David Cromley
Brooklet, GA
"If you live in Georgia, please urge your legislators to support Georgia HB 545, the Right to Farm Bill. Recent lawsuits in nearby states have found loopholes in the old Right to Farm legislation that expose farmers to risks from nuisance lawsuits. This bill does NOT give farmers a license to pollute or diminish the environment. As farmers, we know that we are just stewards of something that has been entrusted to us for a little while.  #ProtectMyFarm"

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The Cagle Family
Ball Ground, Georgia

"#protectmyfarm Please share and contact you state senators. This is a very important bill for all of Georgia’s farmers. If you are on the fence or have questions please reach out to me and if I can’t answer the question I know someone who can. "

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Green Gate Farm
Griffin, Georgia

"We want to show just how important it is for House Bill 545 to pass. We want to protect the right to farm for generations to come!  #protectmyfarm #righttofarm #HB545"

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Caroline Lewallen
Commerce, Georgia

"Come on state legislature! Please pass H.B. 545 to protect our state’s largest industry. We need House Bill 545 to provide reasonable protection from nuisance lawsuits. Please #ProtectMyFarm and others! Please contact your State Senator and encourage him/her to vote in favor. For more details and myth busters, read more via this link from Georgia Farm Bureauhttps://bit.ly/2I2J7kA"

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BJ Marks
Covington, Georgia

"Please take time to watch and share this video to let everyone know we need there help with house bill 545. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to be able to farm and hopefully with your encouragement my children will have the same opportunity I have been blessed with. #protectmyfarm #notthebestcamraoperater"

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Dan Brannon
Walker County

"Please take time to watch and share this video to let everyone know we need there help with house bill 545. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to be able to farm and hopefully with your encouragement my children will have the same opportunity I have been blessed with. #protectmyfarm #notthebestcamraoperater"

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David Cobb
Walker County

"I encourage everyone to support this bill. It protects families like mine, who run our farm. I'd appreciate everyone to just do what they can to encourage their representatives and their senators to vote yes on this bill and help protect us. "

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Tom Gardner
Hampton, Georgia

"My Family and I would like all who support Georgia farmers and ranchers to call your state legislature! Ask them to support House Bill 545!  "

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Josh Brannen
Register, Georgia

"Please support HB 545 also know as the right to farm bill and help us protect our farms #protectmyfarm"

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Kaitlyn Marchant
Athens, Georgia

"Agriculturists have always been strong stewards of the land. Without taking good care of the environmental resources available to them, agriculturists would soon put themselves out of business. House Bill 545 is designed to strengthen the protections afforded our agricultural producers from nuisance lawsuits that would negatively impact their ability to continue to provide our country with the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. As someone who grew up on a family farm and who now spends her days as an agriculture education teacher working to ensure that the next generation can be both educated consumers and strong advocates for agriculture, I encourage our legislators to #protectmyfarm and support H.B. 545."

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Will Godowns
Concord, Georgia

"Farmers and Ranchers work day and night to care for our crops and livestock. Our hard work and dedication results in the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. Farmers and Ranchers are the first conservationists and we work hard to preserve our land to pass down to future generations. With so many adversities facing farmers and ranchers who provide food to the world, I urge the Georgia Legislature to protect Georgia’s family farms. Eliminate the risk of nuisance lawsuits against law abiding producers. Pass H.B. 545 to protect our state’s largest industry. I also encourage all my friends and family to reach out to your legislators however you can, and let them know how important H.B 545 is to protecting Georgia agriculture.  #ProtectMyFarm"

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Hillcrest Farms
Dearing, Georgia

"Rise up! Support us and your local farmers. Support HB545. Let me know you support us and our next generation's right to farm. We promise to be great stewards of the land and a neighbor you can be proud of. Please Share!"

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Leighton Cooley
Roberta, Georgia

"It's our livelihood, we want to do whatever we can to protect it. We always want to be good neighbors while we're doing that ... We just want clear and confined guidelines."

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Cleve Jackson
Cave Spring, Georgia

"There is currently a bill in the Georgia legislature that protects our right to farm. It protects us against nuisance lawsuits and allows us to continue to provide a safe and affordable food supply for a growing population. I urge our senators and representatives to pass H.B. 545. #protectmyfarm"

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Jason Kinsaul
Madison, Georgia

"I ask you today and over the next few days to reach out to your local State Senator and ask for their support for Georgia HB 545 “Right to Farm”. HB 545 is designed to protect the law abiding family farmer and agribusinesses from nuisance claims against their operations.   #protectmyfarm"

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Ross and Carol McQueen
Henry County, Georgia

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Gilbert Barrett
Cornelia, Georgia

"HB 545 helps protect Georgia farmers and our state’s number one industry; Agriculture! Please ask all State Senators to support this legislation!"

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