Onslow, Polk commissioners latest to support agriculture in face of ‘frivolous’ lawsuits

Leaders from across North Carolina are continuing to show support for agriculture and the 2018 Farm Act amid ongoing lawsuits, as their schedules have permitted.

The county commissioners in Onslow County and Polk County are the latest to show support for farmers at a pivotal moment as lawyers attack agriculture.

The resolutions support agriculture and the 2018 Farm Act, which aims to provide certainty and clarity for farmers in North Carolina.

The Onslow resolution states that “frivolous nuisance lawsuits are threatening the very existence of farming in North Carolina.”

In Polk County, which is along the South Carolina border south of Asheville, commissioners adopted a resolution that says they “fear that if this verdict is not overturned, it will set a precedent with far reaching ramifications devastating to North Carolina’s agricultural economy.” Polk commissioners said they “hereby support the Swine Farmers of Eastern North Carolina and believe that the agriculture industry is vital to the North Carolina economy and should be protected.”

These latest resolutions are in addition to support from across agriculture.

 

County resolutions

In all, resolutions have been adopted by leaders in the following counties:

Bladen County

Duplin County

Jones County

Lenoir County

Onslow County

Pender County

Polk County

Robeson County

Sampson County

(If you are aware of any missing, please email to: info@ncpork.org)

 

Municipal resolutions

Resolutions have been adopted by leaders in the following municipalities:

Town of Elizabethtown

Town of Wallace

Town of Kenansville

Town of Warsaw

Town of White Lake

Town of Rose Hill

Town of Beulaville

Town of Harrells

(If you are aware of any missing, please email to: info@ncpork.org)

 

Read  some of the resolutions at:

Onslow 20180820165712195

Polk County

Pender: FARM ACT – FARMERS SUPPORT RESOLUTION 07232018

Counties and cities: Resolved

Lenoir resolves

Bladen: Resolution – Agricultural Support 06182018

County backs agriculture _ Sampson Independent

— Andy Curliss, CEO