Confined feeding discussed at the Statehouse

The Indiana General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources held its first meeting on Aug. 29 to study the issue of confined feeding operations.

The hearing provided committee members the opportunity to hear testimony regarding environmental regulations, zoning and the economic impact of confined feeding operations and concentrated animal feeding operations. Legislators were also provided information on livestock regulation and zoning from many other states.

The committee, which has been tasked by legislative leaders to review the current state of regulation on this issue, is chaired by Sen. Susan Glick and the vice chairperson is Rep. Don Lehe. The remaining bipartisan membership of the committee comes from the House and Senate agriculture and environment committees.