south morgan acres

July 2012
1:27 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

In The Tri States

A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from July 2012.

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.

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Hog Farm has 7 days to re-file
2:56 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Lawsuit Against Township Tossed Out

A judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by South Morgan Acres, a proposed large-scale hog operation, against Blandinsville Township.

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.

The lawsuit alleges the operation has suffered a financial loss of at least $230,000 since that time.

Beverly Braniff lives near the site of the hog farm. She does not think the lawsuit was filed over the money lost.

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Construction will begin in June
2:11 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

South Morgan Acres Permit is Approved

Hogs in a confinement facility

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has approved the permit for South Morgan Acres to be built in the northwest part of McDonough County.

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.

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 “sick to her stomach.”

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Ag Dept Seeks More Info
6:10 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

No Permit for South Morgan Acres Hog Farm

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:

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