Foster County Zoning Board Rejects Da...

Foster County Zoning Board Rejects Dairy Farm Plan

There are 6 comments on the KMOT-TV Minot story from Mar 14, 2008, titled Foster County Zoning Board Rejects Dairy Farm Plan. In it, KMOT-TV Minot reports that:

The Foster County Zoning and Planning Board has voted to deny a permit for a 1,500-cow dairy operation about three miles southeast of Carrington. via KMOT-TV Minot

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People for Carrington

New Rockford, ND

#1 Mar 18, 2008
What a disappointment for Carrington and Foster County. Just because that small group speaks loudly, doesn't mean they are the voice of the people. There are more people FOR this dairy than against.

Carrington, ND

#2 Mar 26, 2008
It would be great if Foster County would actually take a vote to see how many people are for or against the mega-dairy being built at that LOCATION, so close to Carrington. It would be interesting to see if GREED for potential monetary gains would win out over LOYALTY to the families who are already established in that area, families whose homes, health and welfare would be affected by a 20-million waste lagoon nextdoor. Perhaps the person from New Rockford would speak up loudly, too, if he/she or his/her friends were in that distressful situation.

Saint George, UT

#3 Apr 10, 2008
Why not build the dairy on main st. Come on people its all about greed. Build it in Nebraska where it makes sense.

New Rockford, ND

#4 Nov 1, 2008
Let the cows come in and the economy continues to see growth. Some people in Carrington tend not to think out of their little box.

Carrington, ND

#5 Dec 23, 2009
Well, it's been over a year now since we tried to get the Van Bedaf mega-dairy to choose a location farther away from our town of Carrington. To make it short: ND State approved their application, the dairy has been built, they keep trucking in more and more cows, and the lagoon already stinks. One fifth-generation family moved away because they were worried about the health of their small child living next to all the potential chemical pollution. The $20/hr jobs they promised never came to fruition. Their employees are mostly from Mexico and Peru and are paid a VERY minimum wage. Our community has to pay for the wear and tear of their milk and cattle trucks on our roads. And, we very seldom see anyone from the dairy in town. Where is the economic growth that our commissioners and mayor promised the Carrington community? Other than feathering the pockets of the state, community leaders, and property owners who pushed it through, how has the Van Bedaf dairy benefitted Carrington's citizens? Perhaps the commenter from New Rockford can elaborate on his view of the benefits...
nothing but the facts

Carrington, ND

#6 Mar 8, 2015
Just to let you know it is now 2015 and I cannot recall one single day that I have smelled anything from the dairy, I have even been to the dairy and within 50 yards of the lagoon and it is no worse than the stench that comes from the city waste treatment plant. Some people in town that think their poo don't stink. The people at the dairy are hard working LEGAL immigrants that improve the community. Can't say the same about the pot stirrers from Cali that have made life miserable for all the hard working people of foster county.

As far as their trucks tearing up the roads, at least they are the legal weight, not like the farm trucks hauling grain that are 10k-30k overloaded on the gravel.

The people that moved away lived over a mile away, besides the Van beDafs purchased the property from them for premium price and have made significant improvements to it. As far as not helping the community they purchase food, fuel, cars, trucks, machinery, hardware, lumber, pay taxes and donate thousands to local charities. Can't say that about some of the people that fought against the dairy.

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