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Hog Farm Developers Take Case to Federal Court

by 5m Editor
7 May 2008, at 8:17am

SOUTH DAKOTA - Next week, the case of a large-scale hog farm west of Wagner will be in federal court again. However, this time it will be courtesy of the farm's developers, reports KOTA Territory News.

The farm's lawyer, Dave Nadolski of Sioux Falls, says the developers will counter by asking a federal judge to rule that the Yankton Sioux Tribe doesn't have jurisdiction over the farm.

Officials say it could house an average of 3,350 sows and produce 70,000 pigs a year.

Yankton Sioux tribal members and others protested near the site last month, saying they fear the operation will smell bad and pollute the air and water.

View the KOTA Territory News by clicking here.

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