Maryland farmer wins fight to produce milk locally, avoid 360-mile truck haul

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cowsDairy farmer Bobby Prigel faced neighborhood opposition in Baltimore County when he tried to win planning permission to make dairy products locally, without trucking milk 360 miles to Buffalo, NY, and keeping his carbon footprint down.

Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks notes that some well-to-do neighbors didn’t like Prigel’s intentions and tried hard to persuade the county zoning commission to turn him down.

To preserve the farm, you also want to preserve the farmer, Rodricks notes. A good yarn about two precepts: all planning is political; all politics is local.

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