Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 5, Number 12
December 2005

Missouri Counties Adding New Restrictions for Livestock Farmers

Local governments are increasingly imposing additional restrictions and fees on livestock operations beyond what is required in regulations by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Two strategies have been used by these local governments to add additional requirements:

County health ordinances
Zoning ordinances

To see a map of Missouri Counties that have imposed these additional restrictions, go to: http://agebb.missouri.edu/commag/permit/restrictions.asp

To understand the dampening effect these new laws have on the growth of livestock farming in counties adopting these new restrictions go to:
http://agebb.missouri.edu/commag/manure/countysurvey.pdf

To become more informed with resources that discuss the impact of animal agriculture related to counties, go to:
http://agebb.missouri.edu/commag/manure/countyresources.htm



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