Currently, over 20 Missouri counties have local health ordinances regulating Concentrated animal feeding operations.
The bill would create statewide standards that supporters say will protect the environment.
The bill's sponsor, Republican Chris Koster says different local rules make regulating these large animal feeding operations much more difficult.
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St. Louis County Democrat Joan Bray strongly opposed the plan, and she wrote an amendment that would outlaw the operations within 10 miles of state parks and historic sites.
From Jefferson City, I'm Micah Wiener