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Dear Editor,
Some Kansas legislators are trying to pass a new law (HB 2502) limiting the rights of county residents to determine if industrialized hog farms and dairies will be allowed in their communities. Current law automatically gives citizens the right to vote on allowing hog factories in their county. For industrial-scale dairies, a petition by 5 percent of residents opposing them is required to bring the issue to vote. HB 2502 would increase the threshold for public vote by requiring petition by 10 percent of residents on both forms of industrial agriculture.
Rep. Tom Moxley, R-Council Grove, evidently understands ...

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