Livingston County’s Health Ordinance

Due to legislation passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2019, a health ordinance for Livingston County is now in question.  Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas says it is still valid and remains in place. Since 1997, Livingston County has had a health ordinance and it was amended in 2009.  The health ordinance states that “the adoption and enforcement of […]

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County Health Ordinance and CAFO’s Discussed At Young Farmers Meeting

Livingston County is one of about 10 counties in the state of Missouri that has a Health Ordinance that has tougher restrictions on CAFO’s, or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, than the state of Missouri.  On Thursday night, the Chillicothe Young Farmers had their meeting at the Litton Ag Center and had an open forum. Representative Rusty Black talked a bit […]

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Health Ordinance On County Commission Agenda

The Livingston County Health Ordinance, which includes regulations for Confined Animals Feeding Operations or CAFO’s, will be part of Thursday’s meeting of the Livingston County Commission. The meeting will start Thursday at 9:30 am in the Commission Room of the Courthouse.  They will handle County Road and Bridge Matters and Administrative and Departmental Responsibilities. At 1:00 pm, the Commissioners will […]

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County Commission To Discuss Health Ordinance Thursday

The Livingston County Commissioners will meet in regular session next week, with meetings scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the Commission Room of the courthouse.  Both meetings include County Road and Bridge matters and administrative and departmental responsibilities. Thursday at 1:00 pm, the Commissioners will move to the Associate Courtroom, on the second floor of the courthouse […]

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County Commission Discusses Ag Issue

The Livingston County Commissioners discussed an Ag Issue this week.  Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas says this has to do with an animal feeding operation. Douglas says they are working with their attorney to determine what does and doesn’t apply. He says they are still working with the county’s attornies before they take any action on the issue presented.

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Missouri Supreme Court To Hear Appeal On Grundy County CAFO Permit

A Grundy County case will go before the Missouri Supreme Court on September 25th for oral arguments. Hickory Neighbors is appealing a ruling by the Western District Court of appeals, allowing the Department of Natural Resources to issue a CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) Permit to Trenton Farms. Parties involved in the appeal include Hickory Farms, Missouri Department of Natural […]

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