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Kansas Senate approves chicken house expansion


February 23, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers advanced a bill that would allow industrial chicken farms to house more birds closer to homes and communities, despite a public outcry last year over a proposed Tyson Foods chicken plant.

Senators on Thursday passed the bill that would increase the number of chickens a producer could have in a concentrated area by changing the formula for determining the number of birds allowed, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported . The measure advanced on a 30-9 vote.

Support for the bill was driven by lawmakers wanting to bring in large-scale poultry producers and th...

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