In Our Opinion...More CAFO Controls Needed
The Joplin Globe's, Tuesday, February 20, 2007, OpEd More CAFO Controls Needed, says it all. They are encouraged by opponents' deterrent strategy of obtaining private appraisals on adjoining property, then threatening lawsuits if their property values diminish, due to their proximity to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO's). Another strategy is requiring green zones around rivers and historic sites as a buffer. The Globe challenges lawmakers to give counties the necessary regulatory tools to protect the quality of life of their residents from unwelcome and potentially damaging animal feeding operations.