Opponents of a proposed large-scale hog farm in McDonough County can breathe a sigh of relief - at least for now.
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.
In a letter sent to the owners on February 3, the Agriculture Department said:
“Our additional information request is as follows: