Controversial Chicken Farm Gets Permit

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Saturday, March 03 2007 Mar 3, 2007 Saturday, March 03, 2007 4:58:33 PM CST March 03, 2007 in News
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EAGLE ROCK (AP) - The state has issued a permit for the first large-scale chicken farm in the Roaring River watershed, but opponents vow to appeal the decision. Yesterday, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources approved the permit for a 65,000 chicken farm planned by Michelle and Rodney Ozbun a half-mile from the Roaring River. Opponents are pushing a health ordinance in Barry County that would give county officials more control over where such large confinement operations are located. A DNR spokeswoman says the department determined the permit application met all legal and regulatory requirements. The permit is only for construction. The Ozbuns will have to apply for an operating permit once the farm is built.

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