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Oklahoma board to consider new poultry house location rules


February 3, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture is set to consider measures Tuesday that would establish regulations for the location of poultry operations.

Most important among the new proposals is one that requires poultry houses with more than 30,000 birds to be at least a quarter-mile (0.4-kilometers) from any home, The Tulsa World reported. Operations with 30,000 or fewer birds would have a 1,000-foot (300-meter) setback.

"In our view, the setbacks were a start but didn't go far enough and didn't address things like distances to schools and churches and cemeteries," said Pam Ki...

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