10/03/2010 - Dairy farming in northwestern Illinois is often a family business that has been passed down for generations.
So when California dairyman A.J. Bos in 2008 began building a dairy operation for 5,500 cattle called Tradition Dairy, 30 miles east of Galena, Ill., residents had strong reactions. Some supported Bos' right to run his farm without interference. Others protested what would be the largest dairy in the state, which they fear could ruin their air and water.
The battle is being waged in court, at regulatory agencies and even in the race for governor.
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