Indiana CAFO Permits on Public Notice

This page lists public notice tips and pending livestock operation permits on public notice in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) provides public notice for pending livestock operation permits.

Use your voice to alert IDEM of your thoughts on industrial livestock facilities by submitting public comments and requesting public hearings.

The public notice table is updated bi-monthly. We will do our best to give ample notice for every pending permit. However, given the nature of public notices and our capacity, we will, unfortunately, miss some permits on public notice. Last updated: February 2024

Tips on public notices and how to take action in Indiana:

Pending Indiana CAFO Permits on Public Notice

CountyFarm ID #Project TypeDate ReceivedOperation NameIDEM Project ManagerAnimals - PrimaryAnimals - Secondary
Cass675CFO Approval Transfer2/16/24Johnson Farm Management LLCWhitman, Kraig1,000 finisher pigs
Hendricks510CFO Renewal2/15/24David HimselBakkal, Bulent3,050 finisher pigs1,750 nursery pigs
Lagrange7046CFO Approval2/15/24Klopfenstein Farms LLCLager, Emma8,800 finisher pigs
Tipton2032CFO Renewal2/14/24Stafford FarmsFoster, Scott3,600 finisher pigs1,900 nursery pigs
Harrison6820CFO Approval2/14/24Kyle Beach FarmBakkal, Bulent128,000 broiler chickens
Decatur4945CFO Renewal2/14/24Benge Farms FinishFoster, Scott4,200 finisher pigs
Rush4077CFO Renewal2/14/24Richard SpaethFoster, Scott3,810 finisher pigs

*CFO Renewals are not subject to public notice. The 33-day public comment period only applies to CFO Approvals.

**A CFO (Confined Feeding Operation) in Indiana is any regulated animal feeding operation. A facility is designated a regulated animal feeding operation if it meets a certain animal threshold. A CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) is a CFO that meets a larger animal threshold. CFO/CAFO animal threshold requirements.

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