Bedford Ag Board presentation on bringing industrial livestock operations to the county.[/caption] (June 9th is the public hearing concerning zoning regulation changes related to bringing CAFOs to the county – please come and say a few words about your support or opposition of bringing this industry to the county.) There are many people on both sides of the debate concerning opening the door for CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) in Bedford County. Some people say farmers should have the freedom to take advantage of all forms of agricultural opportunities. Others of us contend that industrial livestock production is more manufacturing than agriculture and that it will dramatically change our community forever. This is a watershed moment in this county and every citizen needs to be a part of the conversation. Below, we are making available a powerpoint presentation that was made by the Ag Board to the Planning Commission regarding the industrial livestock production industry that they want to bring to the county. To download it as a PDF: click here.   [gallery type="slideshow" ids="998,999,1000,1001,1002,1003,1004,1005,1006,1007,1008,1009,1010,1011,1012,1013,1014,1015,1016,1017"]]]>

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