Proposed livestock rules unveiled

An ordinance that’s nearly a half-century old may soon be updated to better define where large livestock operations are located in the future.

That updated ordinance, if enacted by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, also would address odor, appearance and other issues raised by those opposed to such operations.

Commissioners approved the first reading of the proposed ordinance Tuesday. The ordinance governing concentrated animal feeding operations was introduced in November, and officials have been discussing and revising it since then. Tuesday’s vote was the first of three readings.

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