Michigan county seeks to stop large dairies

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A proposed 5,000 cow dairy near Ogden Township, Mich., has neighbors and county commissioners in an uproar.

County Commissioners in Lenawee County, Michigan are considering their options to stop large dairies from setting up shop there.

According to The Daily Telegram, commissioners are drafting a resolution to ask the state for a moratorium on permitting large dairies until regulations and laws are updated. The other idea commissioners have discussed is to try and get state law changed so that large livestock operations would have to follow the same permitting process as an industrial facility.

In Michigan large dairies are included under the state’s Right to Farm Act. However, commissioners say that law was designed to protect small farmers from nuisance suits.

To read the entire article go to: http://www.lenconnect.com/articles/2006/12/16/news/news01.txt

The Daily Telegram

 



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