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Kansas bill opens doors to poultry operations

February 13, 2018

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— A Kansas bill receiving widespread support would allow the expansion of confined chicken growing operations within proximity to residential areas.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Senate bill was endorsed Monday by two of the state's largest agriculture industry organizations, Kansas State University faculty and county development groups.

The proposed legislation would set boundaries on concentration of chicken houses and the number of birds at each site in order to improve recruitment of companies interested in making investments in new production facilities.

Agriculture leaders say that Kansas has a modest poultry footprint while surrounding states have embraced poultry farming.

The bill follows community backlash last year to Tyson Foods' proposal to build a $320 million poultry complex near Tonganoxie. The company pulled out of its incentive-laden deal after public outcry.

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Joe Blackford II 1 week, 3 days ago

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"Kansas State University faculty " those same yahoos who're bringing the NBAF TO KS?

I live next to Prof. Udder Nonsense & within smell of KSU poultry/swine (worst)/feedlot facilities now. They know nothing* about anaerobic treatment of agricultural "waste," (you know, the stuff your Grandmother wouldn't allow to be tracked into her house). They utilize "ponds," releasing methane. No, they don't freeze-over in winter, so the odor is 365 days/yr.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257214833_Anaerobic_Digestion_of_Agricultural_Waste_State_of_the_Art_and_Future_Trends

*As related by the designer of a modern sewage treatment facility in Pott. Co.

Joe Blackford II 1 week, 2 days ago

Kansas Senate Bill 364 Requiring counties to approve the establishment of a poultry confinement facility and establishing the procedures therefor.

https://legiscan.com/KS/bill/SB364/2017

Kansas Senate Bill 365 Requiring counties to approve the establishment of a poultry production or poultry slaughter facility and establishing the procedures therefor.

https://legiscan.com/KS/bill/SB365/2017

Chair Sen. Dan Kerschen Vice Chair Sen. Bud Estes Ranking Minority Member Sen. Marci Francisco Members Senate Sen. Ed Berger Sen. Rick Billinger Sen. Carolyn McGinn Sen. Dennis Pyle Sen. Lynn Rogers Sen. Mary Jo Taylor

Agriculture | Committees | Kansas State Legislature

http://www.kslegislature.org/li_2016/b2015_16/committees/ctte_s_ag_1/

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