Increased Scrutiny Slows Central Valley Dairies

California is the nation’s largest dairy state. With annual production at $3.6 billion, the dairy industry is the largest agricultural sector in California.
August 6, 2000, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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After years of welcoming the dairy industry with open arms, San Joaquin Valley counties are now encountering legal, political and environmental obstacles when considering new dairies.As a result, permitting of new and expanded dairies has slowed in some key jurisdictions, and a proposal for a huge dairy complex in Kings County has been shelved. All of this frustrates dairy operators, who are the larget sector of California's giant agricultural industry.

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Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 in California Planning and Development Report
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