Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Livestock Production

US - Thursday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works convened a hearing to learn about modern farm animal production and confined animal feeding operation.
calendar icon 10 September 2007
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Farmer Chris Chinn told the committee - many people outside of agriculture and the livestock industry have concerns about the environmental and health impacts of livestock operations, But, she warned - some have gone so far as to demonize livestock operations. Chinn said - many of these livestock farms continue to be family-owned and -operated.

Chin continued, - the vast majority of farmers who operate confined animal feeding operations are involved in a family-based business, are highly educated college graduates, community leaders, and experts in science and technology. Most are trained in humane animal husbandry and environmental sciences and spend great amounts of time, money and other resources ensuring that their operations do not harm the environment.

Source: KTIC

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