Hog Confinements http://tristatesradio.com en Illinois Approves Adams County Hog Farm http://tristatesradio.com/post/illinois-approves-adams-county-hog-farm <p>The Illinois Department of Agriculture has approved a proposed hog confinement in Adams County, after adding additional environmental protections. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:16:23 +0000 Scott Stuntz 35422 at http://tristatesradio.com Illinois Approves Adams County Hog Farm Lee County Creates Notification Policy http://tristatesradio.com/post/lee-county-creates-notification-policy <p>Lee County wants to make sure its residents are informed of new large-scale farming operations.</p><p>The Iowa DNR requires Lee County publish a public notice in a confinement with more than 2,500 hogs is being built within the county.</p><p>If a confinement has fewer than 2,500 hogs, the county simply accepts its Manure Management plan and takes no other action.</p><p>The Board of Supervisors is changing that process.</p><p>Chairperson Janet Fife-LaFrenz says the county will still accept the plan.</p> Sun, 08 Jul 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Jason Parrott 17932 at http://tristatesradio.com Lee County Creates Notification Policy Hog Farm on Lee County Radar http://tristatesradio.com/post/hog-farm-lee-county-radar <p>Lee County wants to make sure its residents are aware of new farm operations that can be considered controversial at times.</p><p>The Board of Supervisors has stayed out of the discussion about hog confinements in the past.&nbsp;</p><p>Lee County has been one of the few counties in Iowa to reject the state DNR&rsquo;s Master Matrix, which is a scoring system for such facilities.&nbsp; It has also avoided making a ruling on permits because the DNR has the final say.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 05:17:53 +0000 Jason Parrott 16686 at http://tristatesradio.com Hog Farm on Lee County Radar