Eighteen dairy producers, who already own land in Kern County, Calif., have been waiting three years to get approval to build their dairies. 

According to The Bakersfield Californian, these 18 producers have spent more than $600,000 for KernCounty to complete a required environmental impact statement. Similar studies in other counties have been completed in less time. And once the study is complete, the county may want to draft new ordinances for the producers to follow before construction can begin.

Dairy producers are frustrated by the delays. One of the producers got tired of waiting on KernCounty to approve his proposal and has since moved to South Dakota and started a new dairy.

At a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, it was announced that the study should be complete and ready to be made public in the first quarter of 2008. To read the full article, go to: http://www.bakersfield.com/102/story/270193.html

The Bakersfield Californian