Court holds that farmer maintained a "public nuisance" by failing to comply with commercial standards
Jeremiah Hudson fought the Township of Williamstown in Ingham County over his right to keep animals in a residentially zoned neighborhood. He argued that his farming activities were protected under the Right to Farm Act, and that the Township did not have the right to conscribe his activities. The trial judge disagreed and granted an injunction. He appealed and the Court of Appeals ruled that by failing to comply with "the Manure Manual," Hudson relinquished his RTFA defense.