- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The Norman City Council is the latest entity to pass a resolution opposing a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to farm and ranch in the state.

The Norman Transcript reports (https://bit.ly/2dJ9tdM ) that the council voted 8-1 on Tuesday to inform voters “of the potential adverse effects” of State Question 777, also known as the “Right to Farm” ballot initiative.

The Oklahoma Municipal League, the Cherokee Nation and several cities have also voiced opposition to the measure.

Supporters say the measure, which was referred by the Legislature, was prompted in part by a California proposal that placed restrictions on the size of cages housing egg-laying hens. Supporters also say the measure would prevent animal rights groups from changing agriculture practices in Oklahoma.

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Information from: The Norman Transcript, https://www.normantranscript.com

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