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weiliwen  
#21 Posted : Wednesday, April 11, 2018 3:03:39 PM(UTC)
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Great news! I guess the prospective owners realized the uphill battle they'd have even after the plant started operations.
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William Schlafer  
#22 Posted : Wednesday, April 11, 2018 3:24:25 PM(UTC)
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Great news indeed.

The good folks of Viroqua and Westby can breath easy. Literally. If you've ever driven past a similar facility in the height of summer, you would know what I mean.


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#23 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2018 3:35:13 AM(UTC)
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Ding dong, the witch is dead.

Good news indeed.
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Guillermo  
#24 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:31:08 AM(UTC)
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SWEET. Bet they didn't count on such fierce public resistance.
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#25 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2018 3:20:15 PM(UTC)
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Just the thought of a bunch of large scale hog farms popping up in the area to feed this facility gives me pause. SW Wisconsin has enough of a soil erosion problem as it is. Just imagine what thousands of pigs turning area hillsides and valleys into rooting pastures would do to local streams.

Perhaps a better use will be found for the former Driftless Meats property than another large animal processing facility.


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NE IA Drifter  
#26 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:07:52 PM(UTC)
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I think the main issue with hog farms today is they're cafo's just like dairies and the big concern is manure spills - still just as bad if not worse than hogs tearing up the ground.
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#27 Posted : Friday, April 13, 2018 1:44:22 AM(UTC)
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I think the main issue with hog farms today is they're cafo's just like dairies and the big concern is manure spills - still just as bad if not worse than hogs tearing up the ground.


Not just spills but they require a ton of water and don't always deal with their wastes so terribly well. CAFO's basically have the water and sewer requirements of small cities but they're nowhere near as well regulated and spread their crap rather than treat it.
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