But that hasn't stopped the Winona County Board of Commissioners from signing off on permits, the Winona Post reports. In all, six farmers - David Yoder, Menno Yoder, LeRoy Yoder, Toby Detweiler, Henry Yoder and Menno Bontrager - will be allowed to breed dozens of dogs on their properties.
The permits come with the condition that the number of dogs at each property must be curtailed.
LeRoy Yoder had requested a permit for 150 adult dogs at his site, but the board allowed him no more than 85. The other breeders will be permitted a maximum of 50 dogs per farm.