" />

Bill to revamp Idaho hog, poultry ops approved

by Meat&Poultry staff
Share This:

BOISE, IDAHO – The Idaho Senate approved revamping laws governing large swine and poultry farms, a bill prompted by concern more chicken and egg producers will relocate to Idaho as states like California pass tougher animal-cruelty restrictions, The Associated Press relays. Taken on March 23, the final vote was 24-11, and the measure now moves to the House.

"We would have 10 million chickens in Idaho -- with no regulations [if the bill doesn’t become law]," Sen. Tim Corder, a Republican from Mountain Home, told senators.

Currently, the Department of Environmental Quality oversees large swine and poultry farms. Mr. Corder's bill places these operations under the state Department of Agriculture.

Comment on this Article
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Please comply with our Community rules.



The views expressed in the comments section of Meat and Poultry News do not reflect those of Meat and Poultry News or its parent company, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo. Concern regarding a specific comment may be registered with the Editor by clicking the Report Abuse link.