Environmental impacts of confined animal feeding operations were discussed at a meeting this week in Columbus, Indiana.
Bartholomew County’s moratorium on CAFOs expired in August, but the issue of zoning has yet to be resolved.
Bartholomew County commissioners hope to reach a happy ending for all sides of the CAFO ordinance, but it proves difficult.
With the government-appointed committee unable to reach agreements on recommendations, independent groups try to influence lawmakers on their own.
A Bartholomew County committee tasked with looking into restrictions on confined feeding operations is making slow progress.
The Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals is allowing Kyle Broshears to move forward in creating a 4,000-hog feeding operation.
The commissioners gave initial approval to the one-year moratorium at their meeting this morning.
Bartholomew County is allowing a farmer to build a confined feeding operation with 2,000 hogs.
Residents say they worry the 4,400-head hog farm will overuse water resources and cause a decline in property values.
The Department of Environmental Management held an informational session Wednesday to address concerns over recently filed permits.