south morgan acres http://tspr.org en In The Tri States http://tspr.org/post/tri-states-50 <p>A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from July 2012.<br /><br />During the month, a Keokuk man was found guilty of murdering his mother, a judge tossed out a lawsuit filed by a western Illinois hog farm, and the Tri States Public Radio family lost a good friend.<br /> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:27:04 +0000 Rich Egger 19322 at http://tspr.org In The Tri States Lawsuit Against Township Tossed Out http://tspr.org/post/lawsuit-against-township-tossed-out <p>A judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by South Morgan Acres, a proposed large-scale hog operation, against Blandinsville Township.<br /><br />Last month, the township set a weight limit of 20 tons on the road leading to the site in northeast McDonough County. The limit prevents large trucks from getting to the site.<br /><br />The lawsuit alleges the operation has suffered a financial loss of at least $230,000 since that time.<br /><br />Beverly Braniff lives near the site of the hog farm. She does not think the lawsuit was filed over the money lost.<br /> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:56:17 +0000 James Lenz 18479 at http://tspr.org Lawsuit Against Township Tossed Out South Morgan Acres Permit is Approved http://tspr.org/post/south-morgan-acres-permit-approved <p>The Illinois Department of Agriculture has approved the permit for South Morgan Acres to be built in the northwest part of McDonough County.<br /><br />The farm will be the home for up to 18,000 hogs. About 6,000 would be adults. The rest would be suckling pigs, many weighing less than 15 pounds.<br /><br />Barbara Adams and her husband live less than 3,000 feet from the site. She says they already have one large hog farm about a mile away. She opposed construction of South Morgan Acres. The news the permit was approved made her &ldquo;sick to her stomach.&rdquo;<br /> Wed, 30 May 2012 19:11:07 +0000 James Lenz 15926 at http://tspr.org South Morgan Acres Permit is Approved No Permit for South Morgan Acres Hog Farm http://tspr.org/post/no-permit-south-morgan-acres-hog-farm <p>Opponents of a proposed large-scale hog farm in McDonough County can breathe a sigh of relief - at least for now.<br /><br />The Illinois Department of Agriculture declined to issue a permit to South Morgan Acres, LLC, which would be built in the northwest part of the county. The state said it required more information about the farm.<br /><br />In a letter sent to the owners on February 3, the Agriculture Department said:<br /><br />&ldquo;Our additional information request is as follows:<br /> Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:10:43 +0000 Rich Egger 9678 at http://tspr.org No Permit for South Morgan Acres Hog Farm