Expansion of large ‘CAFO’ livestock farms causing division and concern across

 Courtesy of South Dakota News Watch
Courtesy of South Dakota News Watch (KSFY)
Published: Dec. 16, 2019 at 1:02 PM CST
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The livestock industry in South Dakota — among the state’s largest economic engines — is undergoing a fundamental transformation that may alter farms, farmers and rural communities for generations to come.

Despite a rising wave of grassroots opposition, South Dakota is seeing a steady increase in the development of livestock operations known as CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations, in which thousands and sometimes more than a million animals are bred, housed and fed in a confined space.

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