South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed into law HB 1090, which would protect state farms from claims that can delay development and increase costs for producers. Noem said this bill creates more certainty for the future. “One out of every five jobs are tied to agriculture. This bill will give us certainty and predictability against frivolous claims while encouraging growth in South Dakota’s agricultural industry.” South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal spoke at the bill signing and offered a few points of the bill. “Plaintiffs have to provide clear and convincing evidence against the activity and be an owner or lease holder within a mile of the ag nuisance.”
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