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  1. Pollution Control approves moratorium on hog farms in Buffalo River watershedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Arkansas Times

    The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission today approved regulations that will prohibit for five years new permits for factory hog farms in the Buffalo River watershed. The rules had earlier been approved by the Legislative Council and arise from concerns about an existing hog farm approved with little notice at Mount Judea.

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  2. Sides agree on lawyer fees in hog farm caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | The Courier

    Two federal agencies have agreed with attorneys for environmental groups on a proposed settlement for attorney fees in a lawsuit over a hog farm near the Buffalo National River. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Saturday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have agreed to pay $250,000 to attorneys with Earthjustice, Earthrise Law Center and Little Rock-based Carney Bates Pulliam.

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  3. Sides settle lawyer fees in assessing of hog farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 15 | NWAonline

    Both sides of a lawsuit over loans guaranteed to C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea have agreed on a proposed settlement awarding fees to attorneys for the environmental groups who sued the federal government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have agreed to pay $250,000 to attorneys with Earthjustice, Earthrise Law Center and Little Rock-based Carney Bates Pulliam.

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  4. Alliance filing says hog farm violates permitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Arkansas Online

    The Buffalo River Watershed Alliance has filed a formal complaint with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, alleging that C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea has violated the terms of its permit.

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  5. Science is back--and with it calmRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | NWAonline

    Despite all the fears that a big hog farm/factory at Mount Judea represents a threat to the whole Buffalo River watershed--natural enough fears exploited by the usual true believers--not one but two federal agencies have reached the same decision handed down back in 2012: The construction and ongoing operation of the C&H hog farm did not and is not expected to result in any irreversible or irretrievable resource commitments. That's scientific for: Relax, folks.

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  6. 2 agencies' 2nd look: Hog farm no big riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Arkansas Online

    Two federal agencies issued a draft environmental assessment Thursday for C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea that comes to the same conclusion as a tossed-out 2012 study: The farm is not likely to have a significant detrimental impact in the Buffalo National River watershed.

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  7. Want not wasteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | Arkansas Online

    Recently, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality opened yet another public-comment period concerning the latest modification request for the Cargill-contracted confined animal feeding operation, C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea.

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  8. School-funding challenge's trial reset to FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | NWAonline

    A trial with the potential to reshape education financing in Arkansas has been rescheduled on the promise Thursday by the attorney general's office to provide information sought by the plaintiff about changes to the funding laws. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza initially declined a request to delay the trial by Assistant Attorney General Rosalyn Middleton in the lawsuit by the 350-plus-student Deer/Mount Judea School District over how the state has financed isolated schools and transportation.

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  9. Testing of vaporized hog waste to beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | NWAonline

    Florida-based Plasma Energy Group plans to test new vaporizing technology on hog waste produced at Sandy River Farm in Conway County this month in hopes of eventually using the technology at C&H Hog Farms in Newton County to allay concerns of environmental groups upset about C&H's presence in the Buffalo River watershed. Initially, Plasma Energy Group, C&H Hog Farms and Cargill -- which owns the hogs at C&H Hog Farms -- planned to test the technology on-site in Mount Judea, but Cargill spokesman Mike Martin said that changed after meetings with concerned parties in Northwest Arkansas.

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  10. Cargill selling offRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | NWAonline

    Well, slice my pork chops thick and fry my bacon crispy, a Brazilian-based protein producer has agreed to purchase Cargill's U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion. And yes, that would be the same Cargill based in Minnesota that supplies and supports the controversial C&H Hog Farms at Mount Judea, which operates smack in the middle of the Buffalo National River watershed.

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

    Jun 26, 2015 | 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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).

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