(a) No agricultural operation, as defined in this chapter is found to be a public
or private nuisance, due to alleged objectionable:
(1) Odor from livestock, manure, fertilizer, or feed, occasioned by generally accepted
(2) Noise from livestock or farm equipment used in normal, generally accepted farming
(3) Dust created during plowing or cultivation operations;
(4) Use of pesticides, rodenticides, insecticides, herbicides, or fungicides.
This provision pertains only to nuisance actions under chapter 1 of title 10.
(b) In addition, no city or town ordinance adopted under § 23-19.2-1 shall be enforced against any agricultural operation as defined in this chapter. In addition, no rule or regulation of the department of transportation shall be
enforced against any agricultural operation to prevent it from placing a seasonal
directional sign or display on the state's right-of-way, on the condition that that
sign or display conforms with the local zoning ordinance, and that sign or display
is promptly removed by the agricultural operation upon the conclusion of the season
for which said sign or display was placed.
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