Legislation Filed Changing Regulations For Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Legislation has been introduced in Springfield aimed at making changes to the regulations governing Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or “CAFOs”. The sponsor is Peoria State Senator Dave Koehler. He says the package of bills aren’t aimed at necessarily stopping them, but providing more transparency in the siting process.

Among the bills would be a registration process with the state and also requiring CAFOs to file a waste water management plan with the state.  Koehler says recently, a plan for a CAFO that would have held 20,000 head of hogs in rural Fulton County was withdrawn after considerable pushback from the public.