Monday, August 29, 2011

Delta County Commissioners Say Yes to Hen Houses

Months of Debate End With Unanimous Conditional Approval for Egg Operations


By Matt Kroschel

Delta - After months of debate and dozens of meetings, Delta County commissioners unanimously approve two separate egg facilities there.

The ruling came late Monday afternoon in front of a packed crowd. Commissioners voted all in favor of approving two separate hen houses, one of them on the Powell Mesa and the other on Redlands Mesa.

The ruling brought both cheers and the shaking of heads in the crowd split down the middle on the issue. Neighbors say the industrial farming will destroy their property values and could ruin water supplies, while supporters see it as a victory for farmers everywhere.

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