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.
Eric Tschanz, Director Emeritus, Powell Gardens spoke:
[Eric Tschanz][spelling] I’m the Director Emeritus of Powell Gardens. [turning to audience] I’m not a hired gun. I’m retired. Okay? Um, and I won’t repeat all the numbers of the volumes of urine and manure that will be produced. It is amazing. But I will state that for my own home sanitary system I had to meet more stringent requirements on my three acres. [applause] I do this within three miles of this factory zone. So I ask the DNR today to deny this permit and as the DNR take a step forward. Help save this planet for our children and our grandchildren. Thank you. [applause]
Now that’s a CAFO (March 18, 2018)