Illinois Agriculture Law: Open Burning on Farms

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Open burning is necessary for the practice of farming, but Illinois also has to balance that interest of farmers with the public interest in preserving clean air. For this reason, Illinois allows open burning for agricultural waste and landscape waste. Agricultural waste is refuse generated on site on a farm or ranch by crop and livestock production practices. What is …

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New York Agriculture Law: Open Burning on Farms

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Burning of garbage and leaves are illegal in New York, but there are specific laws which govern burning that since the regular operations of a farm typically involve the removal of trees and brush during field clearing and maintenance; the removal or trimming of diseased fruit canes, vines, and trees; and the removal of vegetative material from cultivated wetlands, among …

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