22-02-2013 09:04 AM | USA

In El Paso county, dairy farming ban takes a heavy toll

On most mornings, Eugene Licon drives 50 miles from his cows in Hudspeth County to his El Paso County cheese factory, shouldering extra fuel costs and man-hours that were not always required.

His dairy and cheese factory were once a few yards apart, before the Legislature’s 2001 ban on dairy farming permits in El Paso County and a sliver of Hudspeth County — a result of recurring cases of bovine tuberculosis in the West Texas area.
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