How much will it cost you to meet proposed changes to federal regulations on confined animal-feeding operations (CAFOs)?

Speakers at a meeting on May 29 will analyze potential impacts on Tennessee’s livestock and poultry industries. The meeting will be at the Ed Jones Auditorium at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.

Speakers will include Hilda Hatzell of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region IV and specialists with the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service.

EPA estimates that compliance costs of the proposed regulations will cost the nation’s CAFOs $850 million to $940 million per year.

Speakers will also accept questions from the audience.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. CDT. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Lunch will be available.

Because space is limited, pre-registration is required. To pre-register, either mail your name to Sam Marshall, Tennessee Department of Agriculture Non-Point Source Program, Holeman Building, 440 Hogan Rd., Nashville, Tenn. 37220, or e-mail him at smarshall2@mail.state.tn.us.

The deadline for pre-registering is May 21.

The proposed regulations are available through the EPA Office of Wastewater Management’s Website at http://epa.gov/owm/afo.htm.