Officials discuss livestock restrictions

Jackson County commissioners are prepared to begin the process of more tightly regulating the location and space required to construct large-scale livestock barns.

Commissioners President Jerry Hounshel made that announcement at the end of discussions Tuesday about a proposed ordinance that would require confined animal feeding operations be built at least 2.5 miles from any site where 25 or more people gather on a regular basis.

Hounshel and Commissioner Tom Joray both said, however, they have issues with that portion of the proposed ordinance and have heard from others who share similar concerns.

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