Landmark legislation was passed to regulate the hog, poultry and cattle industries' Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). HB 1522 regulates construction and expansion of CAFOs to address environmental concerns.
The Department of Agriculture received $300,000 in new funding to establish a Water Quality Division to regulate Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
The Animal Damage Division of the Department of Agriculture received $100,000 to implement a mobile strike force to control certain animals (mainly beavers and coyotes) across Oklahoma.
$88,000 was provided to the Conservation Commission for district operations. Each of the state's 88 conservation districts will receive an additional $1,000 annually for general operations.