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.
Al Weir, a resident of the area, spoke at the hearing:
My name is Al Weir [spelling]. My wife and I live in Rock Lake Village, small community [inaudible], spring fed lake. We bought our dream home, put everything we had into it, find out now that somebody wants to take that away, along with the twenty-five other people that live in our community. I’ve spent my life defending this country. We have rights. We as individuals and communities have rights. And it’s not right for somebody else to walk in because they want to make money and take away what we have earned and worked for our entire lives. Our water [applause] will be destroyed, the wildlife will be destroyed, our health will be destroyed because somebody wants to make money. [applause]
Now that’s a CAFO (March 18, 2018)