The North Carolina Farm Act of 2018(Senate Bill 711), requires nuisance claims to be brought within a year of the establishment of a farm use or a "fundamental change" in the farm's operation. N.C. Gen. Stat. §106-701 to –702. It denies punitive damages unless the farm operator has a criminal conviction or has received a regulatory notice that it violated state farm laws. Anne Blythe, Hog farmers win new protections as lawmakers override Roy Cooper's veto,News&Observer, June 27, 2018.