Two California counties are changing how they handle requests for dairies wanting to relocate there. In Fresno County, dairy owners currently can build a dairy on land zoned as agricultural without having to get a special county permit.

However, the influx of large dairies has county officials pondering the need for a more thorough environmental review done at the county level. For more from the Fresno Bee, follow this link.

In the northern Sacramento Valley, Glenn County officials just completed two-and-a-half years of study to write the dairy element plan for the county. The dairy element outlines the rules a producer must adhere to in order to build a dairy in the county.

For more from the Chico Enterprise-Record, follow this link.

Fresno Bee, Chico Enterprise-Record