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Possible hog farm expansions in IA spark debate


June 11, 2014, Des Moines, IA — The debate between urban and rural interests in Iowa could be poised to deepen, experts say, if hog farms expand to keep up with strong demand for pork and manure.

The Des Moines Register reported recently (http://dmreg.co/1kY0rBx) that hog producers may expand herds to replace animals lost to a deadly disease and to take advantage of grower prices that are nearly 40 percent higher than a year ago. READ MORE