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  1. Amended hog-farm plan: 5-year ban, then decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | NWAonline

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson and environmental advocates have amended a proposal banning all future medium and large hog farms in the Buffalo River watershed, suggesting a five-year ban instead. After five years, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality director would be required to decide whether to extend the ban to a permanent rule or to do away with the ban altogether.


  2. State's shield plea denied in school-funding lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | NWAonline

    Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza rejected arguments from state lawyers Tuesday that sovereign immunity shields Arkansas from a lawsuit challenging the state's school-funding system and should be dismissed. But Piazza said he'd be willing to reconsider after the sides have had more time to exchange evidence in the pretrial discovery process and further develop their arguments.


  3. Justice Department Drops Its Appeal On Buffalo National River Hog Farm CaseRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    A decision by the Department of Justice to drop its appeal in a case involving a hog farm upstream of the Buffalo National River means the Farm Service Agency and Small Business Administration will have review the project's potential environmental impacts. A federal judge back in December had ruled that the two agencies failed to do such a review before issuing more than $3 million in loan guarantees for the C&H Hog Farms operation.


  4. U.S. dismisses appeal of ruling on hog-farm environmental studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 | Arkansas Online

    The federal agencies ordered by a judge to redo environmental assessments of C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea had their subsequent appeal of the decision dismissed Friday.


  5. Justice Department drops appeal of Buffalo River hog farm rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Arkansas Times

    Earth Justice announces that the f ederal Justice Department has dropped the appeal of a court ruling that federal agencies had failed to do sufficient environmental assessments before providing federal loan guarantees for the C and H Hog Farm at Mount Judea in the Buffalo River watershed. The decisions means new environmental assessments must be done in a year.


  6. Getting it straightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Arkansas Online

    The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is conducting a five-year study on pollution in the Buffalo River watershed related to C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea. An article in Thursday's editions incorrectly stated which part of the UA System was conducting the study.


  7. Gov. Hutchinson favors continued moratorium on new hog farms in Buffalo watershedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Arkansas Times

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson today said he supports reinstating a 180-day moratorium on new permits for medium and large-scale animal feeding operations in the Buffalo River watershed . His statement: "I think the public will understand the need to reinstate a 180-day moratorium on issuing permits for medium to large scale animal-feeding operations in the Buffalo River watershed to allow proposed rulemaking process to be completed.


  8. Best check recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Arkansas Online

    Steve Valentine of Mount Judea was fit to be hog-tied when he discovered a wooden platform on his property at the convergence of Dry Creek and Big Creek not far from the controversial C&H hog factory (that some in the industry like to mislabel as a farm).


  9. How We See It: State Lawmakers Should Protect The Buffalo RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | NWAonline

    Critics of banning large or medium hog farm operations within the watershed of the Buffalo National River say fear, not science, is driving those fighting to preserve one of the jewels of Arkansas tourism. The Buffalo River is an unmatched Arkansas natural resource that continues to draw a million visitors a year.


  10. The judge rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | Arkansas Online

    U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall has ruled two federal agencies clearly violated their own regulations and environmental laws by guaranteeing $3.6 million in loans that allowed the controversial C&H Hog Farms to take root in the Buffalo National River watershed at Mount Judea.


  11. Legislature votes today on the future of the Buffalo RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Arkansas Times

    A rule to limit future hog feeder operations in the Buffalo River watershed is up for review by legislative committees this morning. Environmentalists view the rule as vital to protection of the river.


  12. Thanksgiving On Riverbank Brings Friends TogetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | NWAonline

    On this Thanksgiving Day, the main topic in homes across the land is being appreciative and thankful for all our blessings. We cats who have cozy homes with willing cat butlers and maids are particularly fortunate.


  13. Court decides large districts can't join suitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Arkansas Online

    A group of school districts larger than the Deer/Mount Judea district in Newton County will not be allowed to join the small district's funding and adequacy lawsuit against the state.


  14. Vaporized pig waste leaving some uneaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Arkansas Online

    A Mount Judea hog farm's new contract with a Florida company for an untested hog waste disposal method has environmentalists worried about the potential effect on the surrounding area, even as the farm and the company insist that the new method should ease fears of pollution.


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