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Proposed Hog Megafarm Causes a Stir in Bayfield County

"An Iowa business wants to construct the first megafarm in the Lake Superior basin, with plans to produce thousands of pigs annually a few miles from Ashland and the shore of Chequamegon Bay.

But plans for the Bayfield County farm are coming under criticism from some residents who fear that millions of gallons of hog manure will eventually wash off the land and pollute the big lake.

Big dairy farms are a growing economic force — and source of controversy — in Wisconsin. Their numbers have more than quadrupled since 2000, according to Department of Natural Resources figures.

Large-scale hog farms haven't grown at the same pace."

Read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article here.