Factory farms massing in Missouri, Kansas, new report says (By Karen Dillon; The Kansas City Star)
EXCERPT: In Greeley County in western Kansas, voters last week overturned a 12-year-old referendum that prohibited large hog farms from locating there. But in northwest Missouri, a new health ordinance in Andrew County now limits where factory farms can build. The struggle over huge livestock farms continues to roil in Missouri and Kansas, and no wonder — a new report shows the two states in the middle of the growing concentration of factory farming. The report, “Factory Farm Nation, How America Turned its Livestock Farms Into Factories,” includes a map that pinpoints the areas nationally, by state and county, with the highest numbers of factory farm livestock.