Crop rotation legislation passes

The P.E.I. government passed its Agricultural Crop Rotation Act Wednesday afternoon in the legislature.

However, the Act won't come into effect until after the province finishes consultations with farmers about how the act will be regulated.

The Act limits farmers to planting potatoes once every three years, unless they have a government-approved soil management plan.

Opposition leader Ron MacKinley voted against the bill.

MacKinley wanted government to put the legislation on hold until after the consultations with farmers were completed.