The Illinois Department of Agriculture is holding up a proposed large-scale hog farm in northeast Hancock County.
Junction Acres would be home to up to 18,000 pigs a year. It would be built near LaCrosse.
The deadline for the permit was March 3rd. The department instead requested the construction plans and the animal waste-handling plan.
Walter Goetsch is the Ag Department's Bureau Chief of Environmental Programs. He said the information is often not part of the original notice of intent to construct.