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Sylvester livestock study takes first steps
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TOWN OF SYLVESTER - The Sylvester Township Large-Scale Livestock Study Committee is setting goals for itself as it works toward gathering information on the detrimental effects they say mega farms have on the environment and human health. The six-member committee is in charge of researching scientific evidence on the potential effect of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation, called CAFOs, on the area. Members' concerns of potential environmental and health risks come in response to the proposed 5,800-cow dairy called Pinnacle Farms planned on 130 acres of land along Sylvester-Decatur Road and County FF.