As people ‘flock’ to DeSoto, County looks to split agricultural zone from residential

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: January 20, 2022 2:27 PM CT | Published: January 20, 2022 4:00 AM CT

“If you’re raising cows, we’re not trying to take that from you. If you’re raising chickens, we’re not trying to take that from you. Are we trying to stop people from farming their land? We’re not.”


DeSoto County Board of Supervisors zoning Mark Gardner Bennie Hopkins Michael Lee
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