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It’s all about the money.

A company is in the process of creating an “up to” 6,999 beef cattle confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) on 400 acres on U.S. 50 in western Johnson County, just west of Powell Gardens. The Missouri Department of Natural Resource held a permit hearing in Warrensburg on Tuesday evening.

Outside the Warrensburg Community, site of the DNR hearing, two and a half hours before the start of the hearing:

“Protect our Water…”

Opponents of the of the confined animal feeding operation (CAFO):

Supporters of the CAFO for “up to” 6,999 cattle on 400 acres:

We’re not absolutely certain that they’re neighbors.

Kansas City media market network affiliates sent crews to cover the hearing:

“Farms not Factories”

Department of Natural Resources staff during the public comment portion of the hearing:


Now that’s a CAFO (March 18, 2018)

Now that’s a CAFO – comments addressed to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (March 21, 2018)

Suppose you threw a DNR CAFO hearing in Warrensburg and everyone came? (April 3, 2018)