Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed into law a measure that expands the amount of chickens that growers can keep in confined animal housing operations (CAFOs) before they have to obtain a state environmental permit. According to AP reports, the law is designed to attract large-scale poultry processors to the state.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture and agribusiness groups have pushed for the bill, arguing that it would enable Kansas farmers to produce more value-added meat products for consumers.

Source: U.S. News & World Report via AP