MN hog farm pays penalty for manure violation

Minnesota Public Radio
October 25, 2012
By Minnesota Public Radio

October 25, 2012, Rochester, MN – A southeastern Minnesota hog producer has agreed to pay a $14,000 penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for pumping manure into a field that drained to a nearby creek.

The producer has 3,000 hogs on his farm near Mantorville. In October 2011, he violated state law when he pumped manure from one of his storage pits to an adjacent cornfield. READ MORE

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