Oklahoma agriculture board approves poultry farm proposals
February 20, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture on Tuesday approved proposals for new or expanding poultry operations requiring them to be a certain distance away from homes and schools, but some eastern Oklahoma residents say the plan doesn't go far enough.
The board voted 3-2 for the rules that include "setback" requirements that operations with fewer than 150,000 birds be at least 500 feet (152 meters) from homes and larger operations be at least 1,000 feet (305 meters) away. All operations must be at least 1,500 feet (457 meters) from schools.
All operations must be 200 feet (6...