Residents Question Impact Of Proposed Corporate Hog Farm

About 100 Mid-Missouri residents packed a school gymnasium to get answers about a proposed hog farm in Callaway County, which would house more than 10,000 of the animals. Representatives from Iowa-based Eichelberger Farms Inc., the company that is seeking to build the farm, were absent from the proceedings. One supporter said the company has adjusted building plans on past projects to address complaints from neighbors. But the other invited speakers raised questions about concentrated animal feeding operations, commonly known as CAFOs, and their impact on communities. One said family farmers are being pushed out of business by big corporations and that this project would be no different.

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