Wednesday, April 05, 2006

s. 1205 right to farm act

Today's debate is on s. 1205 commonly known as "The Right to Farm Act" sponsored by Sen. Larry Grooms. Basically this bill calls for statewide regulation of agriculture instead of the current system. At this time, there is a mixture of local, state, & federal agencies regulating agriculture. Since only federal & state agencies have the resources for science-based standards, this proposal is good for agriculture, development, environmental, & economic concerns.
Interestingly, s. 1205 has support from across the state and across the aisle. Cosponsors are: Verdin (R- Laurens), Hutto (D-Orangeburg), Peeler (R-Cherokee), Williams (D-Marion), Land (D-Clarendon), Bryant (R-Anderson), O'Dell (R-Abbeville), Jackson (D-Richland), Cromer (R-Newberry), Ford (D-Charleston), Knotts (R-Lexington), Setzler (R-Lexington)