Proposed mega-dairy reportedly will dismantle

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What would have been the largest dairy in Illinois may close before it ever opens.  

Following four years of legal and environmental issues, owners of Tradition Dairy near Nora, Ill., have reached a proposed settlement with the state’s attorney general's office, which apparently will put an end to the project.

"We've agreed they would not seek permitting to allow the dairy, and they've decided to dismantle and be done with the project," Scott Mulford, spokesman for the attorney general told the Chicago Tribune. 

Read more from the Chicago Tribune.

California dairy developer A.J. Bos originally sought to construct the 5,500-cow dairy, but quickly faced protests by community members. At one point, a local group – Helping Others Maintain Environmental Standards – obtained a temporary injunction. See “More Environmental Hurdles For Proposed Mega Dairy.”



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mike richter    
ILLINOIS  |  November, 26, 2012 at 02:06 PM

A J Bos doesn't have to feel like the lone ranger. Iepa and the Attorney Generals office have just proven their power. They got me. Spent $200,000.00 to defend myself and settled with them for $7000.00. to save the cost of a trial. They came after me again two weeks later for contempt of court and lost. They are out for blood and the dairy leadership in Illinois does little. The lawyers at the AG's office couldn't get jobs at real firms so the state hires them. Equal op you know. When I asked about a manure storage site on bare land next to a creek that has existed this way for years his agency determined it was improper land application and no further action taken. The site remains discharging today. Illinois could be a great Dairy state if we wanted to be. We have feed and markets but are expected to put up with a surplus of BS.

David bell    
Mi  |  November, 27, 2012 at 07:12 AM

Good, until we have some control over the constant over production and low milk price margins mega dairies are the last thing we need!

Ed & Emma    
MA  |  November, 28, 2012 at 08:32 PM

....poor Tony....he already has more than his share of the dairy cows in this country....he is a perfect example of why the mi.k price is so pathetic....


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