Critical Questions

New animal feeding operations can gain the attention of many parties. Locally, neighbors as well as county representatives involved in planning and zoning are interested in minimizing community impacts due to environmental and nuisance concerns. State agencies such Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (oversight of Nebraska water quality regulations) and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (interest in bio-security, mortality, and other topics) may set expectations for new animal feeding operations.

As a farmer explores development of a new animal feeding operation, asking the right questions, and developing plans to respond to those questions can be important to a successful planning process. This web resource is designed to help a farmer explore some of those more critical questions related to:

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