Kansas bill opens doors to poultry operations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas bill receiving widespread support would allow the expansion of confined chicken growing operations within proximity to residential areas.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Senate bill was endorsed Monday by two of the state’s largest agriculture industry organizations, Kansas State University faculty and county development groups.

The proposed legislation would set boundaries on concentration of chicken houses and the number of birds at each site in...

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