mo-xgr–large farm rules

Missouri lawmakers OK limits on local industrial farm rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have passed a bill to block local officials from regulating industrial farms more strictly than the state does. House lawmakers voted 103-44 Tuesday to send the measure to Gov. Mike Parson. Industrial farms known as concentrated animal feeding operations allow for more efficient production of beef, pork, poultry, dairy and eggs. They've also stoked concerns about air and water pollution.