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Farm groups could regulate factory farms under new GOP proposal

MADISON (WKOW) — Republican lawmakers are trying to pass a bill in the final days of the session that would change who regulates factory farms.

Wisconsin factory farms which are made up of big operations with a large number of farm animals could soon have farm groups regulating how they operate instead of local control under the proposal.

While the GOP-backed bill doesn’t make major changes to current standards it does give more power over changing standards in the future. 

Right now local governments decide whether factory farms expand or build new ones but Rep….

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