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Contested SD hog farm approved


May 8, 2012 – The recent approval of a conditional use permit to operate a hog facility in Davison County, South Dakota, gives Jackrabbit Family Farms a green light for pre-construction preparation, officials associated with the project say.

That green light assumes there will be no lawsuit against the permit for the project, a 5,400-sow operation to be located about 10 miles south of Mount Vernon.

Assuming no challenges to the local permit and swift approval of other matters by the SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the project could begin construction as early as mid-summer, said Todd Van Maanen, vice president of Yankton-based engineering firm Eisenbraun & Associates. READ MORE