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Bayfield Event to Address Corporate Hog Farm

"The much-debated prospect of a large-scale hog farm moving into Northwestern Wisconsin takes center stage today at the 19th annual Pie and Politics event in Bayfield.

In addition to being treated to free pie, the expected hundreds of spectators will hear from a trio of speakers warning them about the pollution risks associated with pig farming's expansion into Bayfield County.

Meanwhile, the Iowa farming corporation that's behind the effort continues to address environmental hurdles in its attempt to bring the first Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation, or CAFO, into a county known for its orchards and smaller family farms.

Earlier this spring, Reicks View Farms was asked by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to resubmit two key proposals as it worked to secure the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit that would allow it to move forward."

Read the Duluth News Tribune article here