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CAFO ordinances get zoning review

Douglas County has a pair of draft ordinances designed to regulate large-scale concentrated animal feeding operations with 1,000 or more animal units.

Douglas County has a pair of draft ordinances designed to regulate large-scale concentrated animal feeding operations with 1,000 or more animal units.

The first regulates the operations; the second guides manure storage.

Over the next two months, the Douglas County Zoning and Planning Committee will review the ordinances before sending them to the County Board for consideration.

The Livestock Operations Study Group this week forwarded the operation ordinance to the May 10 zoning meeting and the manure storage ordinance to the June 14 zoning meeting.

The ordinances were developed after the County Board created the study group and placed a one-year moratorium on the development of CAFOs last August with the goal of addressing issues cropping up in other parts of the state where CAFOs exist. No such large-scale farming operations currently exist in Douglas County.

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To review the ordinances, visit " target="_blank">douglascountywi.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/04122017-365.

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