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Marshall County Board against proposed hog farm

Posted by wlpo on May 9, 2014

If you’ve been following the story about a proposed hog farm near Wenona, the Marshall County Board has made their opinion known.

The board voted 11 to 1 to recommend that the Illinois Department of Agriculture deny a permit for the proposed Sandy Creek Lane, LLC hog farm. The majority of the county board believe developers haven’t provided good enough plans to protect from manure spills, controlling odors and lowering costs to townships for road maintenance. The board’s vote was only advisory.

VMC Management Corp. of Iowa want a 20,000-hog confinement which will produce 10 million gallons of manure a year.

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