Local Interests Still Resisting Missouri Push For Regulation Of Large Livestock Operations

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Holly Bickmeyer is worried about what a large livestock operation would do if it moves in next door. She points to the small lake in front of her house on the 20-head cattle farm she operates in Maries County. “Sinkholes open up all the time,” Bickmeyer said. “You see the lake that’s in my front yard here? If somebody builds a hog operation at the end of my driveway, I would be concerned about that waste getting into the groundwater and I walk out one day and all my bass are dead.” Bickmeyer said that’s why she wants her local county commissioners to decide if concentrated animal feeding operations, also known as CAFOs, can locate nearby.

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