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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 6: Actions against farming operations; limitations

Section 6. No action in nuisance may be maintained against any person or entity resulting from the operation of a farm or any ancillary or related activities thereof, if said operation is an ordinary aspect of said farming operation or ancillary or related activity; provided, however, that said farm shall have been in operation for more than one year. This section shall not apply if the nuisance is determined to exist as the result of negligent conduct or actions inconsistent with generally accepted agricultural practices. For the purposes of this section, ''agriculture'' and ''farming'' shall be as defined in section one A of chapter one hundred and twenty-eight.