Proposed Hog Farm has Neighbors Up in Arms (NBC33 VIDEO)

By Eric DeFreeuw - NBC33

March 10, 2014 Updated Mar 10, 2014 at 5:37 PM EST

ANGOLA, Ind. (NBC33) - There is a growing concern from residents of the lake region of Steuben County over a possible hog Confined Animal Feeding Operation, or CAFO.

Last month a permit was granted to K&D Contract Pork to build two CAFOs totaling nearly 5,000 hogs on his Steuben County property.

Opponents to the CAFO say the waste and manure from those hogs - totaling approximately 2 million gallons annually - would threaten both air and water quality to the county, which could result in turn cut back on tourism dollars to the area.

To hear from Tom Danford with the Steuben Lakes Environmental Consortium as well as the owner of K&D Contract Pork, LLC, Keith Werner, click on the video link.




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