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IN animal farm measure approved


February 28, 2017
By Journal Gazette

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February 28, 2017, Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana House approved a more streamlined process for authorizing confined animal feeding operations under a bill passed Feb. 27.

Rep. David Wolkins, R-Warsaw, gave an extended explanation of the bill to his colleagues because of confusion about what it does. For example, he said, the bill eliminates use of the term “prior approval” in favor of a “permit.” That has created concern by opponents of the measure, but Wolkins said all CAFOs must still receive permission to be built and operate. READ MORE