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Resource ID: #15232
Subject: Agriculture
Source: KOMU-TV (Columbia, Mo.)
Date: December 22, 1998



Because of an exemption in state law, corporate hog farms are allowed to operate in three counties in northern Missouri. They've brought economic gain, but also wrought environmental damage, and the organization charged with overseeing the, the Department of Natural Resources, Lacks the authority to force them to change their ways. An investigation of Premium Standard Farms, the third largest pork producer in the county, reveals that hog manure spills from their facilities continue to damage Missouri's waters.

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