Livestock rules get mixed reception

A proposed ordinance tightening regulations on the location of confined animal feeding operations earned mixed reviews from the county plan commission.

The proposal was introduced by county commissioners in December as an effort to find a middle ground between farmers and other property owners in the wake of several recent requests from farmers wanting to build large-scale barns for hogs.

Commissioner Tom Joray, who also is a member of the plan commission, asked other plan commission members for their input on the proposed ordinance this week.

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