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County OKs feedlot near Mesa for 3,500 cows

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PASCO -- Franklin County commissioners approved a permit Wednesday for a dairy to expand a feedlot five miles east of Mesa.
The Coulee Flats Dairy plans to have up to 3,500 cows on the 646-acre site.
The Tri-City Herald reported that the permit comes with 18 conditions, including measures to control flies, odor and the buildup of nitrates in the soil.
The dairy currently milks 4,400 cows a day.
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