Geologist explains CAFO topography

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Farmers all over the state are awaiting the decision on the future of large-scale feeding regulations.

Senate Bill 319 is on hold due to a hearing next month.

It would block counties from making ordinances stronger than the state when it comes to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations — or CAFO’s.

Many farmers want the bill to pass, but some who oppose it say there are health risks due to the effect it could have on the land and water quality.

A geologist explained why our ground surface could make it easy for some things to affect the environment.

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