Sunday Jun 2
Agency: Permit is fine
In his recent letter to Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Director Teresa Marks, Little Rock attorney Hank Bates claimed the nutrient management plan for C&H Hog Farms of Mount Judea revealed the crucial document contained "omissions, errors and misrepresentations" that warranted revocation of the farm's operating permit.
NW Arkansas today
QUOTE OF THE DAY "I was amazed at the air quality. From 30 feet away, you could barely smell the hog operation.
The hog manure open line
The farmers themselves might have reason for concern themselves. Check out this Mother Jones article on the unexplained fecal foam that develops in manure pits and has caused explosions.
Lawsuit planned over hog farm in Buffalo River watershed
A coalition of conservation groups announced plans today to file a lawsuit over Agriculture Department approval of a major hog feeding operation at the C&H Hog Farm at Mount Judea near a creek that flows six miles away into the Buffalo National River.