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Missouri Lawmakers Act on CAFOs

posted on May 7, 2004

The Missouri Senate has approved a bill that revises the state's laws on large animal feeding operations and creates a process for adopting stricter local rules.

The measure brings state law in line with federal regulations and definitions for large farms whose chief business is feeding and breeding large numbers of livestock.

As initially proposed, the bill would have effectively barred local governments from imposing design and operating standards on such farms that were more restrictive than federal or state law. But the Missouri House of Representatives amended the measure to preserve local governments' right to impose stricter standards.

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