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Draft springs bill would ban new dairy farms and stockyards around springs

Morris Jackson & Sons Dairy, near Mayo, was one of several farms which participated in a 2010 program to reduce pollution. Draft legislation would prohibit new livestock operations near outstanding springs. Photo by Bruce Ritchie

New stockyards, dairy farms and slaughter operations would be banned from areas around major springs under a new draft version of comprehensive springs legislation.

And Sierra Club Florida says the legislation could prohibit local governments from adopting stricter fertilizer ordinances than provided by the state.

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