Carroll's Economic Development Commission endorsed "Right-to-Farm" legislation yesterday proposed by county officials.
The legislation is aimed at reducing complaints and lawsuits filed against farmers by suburban neighbors bothered by smells, noise and dust.
Members of the Carroll Agricultural Commission and Farm Bureau studied the issue and drafted an ordinance.
The proposal includes a real-estate transfer disclosure statement for property purchased in the agriculture and conservation zones to notify potential buyers that farming is a preferred activity in those areas.
County commissioners will ask Carroll lawmakers in Annapolis to introduce the legislation in the next General Assembly session, which begins in January.