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Seaboard Farms’ Ladder Creek hog farm

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Irrigation is no longer an option in Kansas’s smallest county, reports the Baldwin City Signal. After decades of overuse, the water source beneath Greeley County’s arid prairie has been sucked dry. Five years ago, county residents voted to allow a massive corporate hog-feeding operation to move in, thinking hogs use less water than crops.

Bring back the bacon: hog virus slowing

Feb 2, 2015

The virus that devastated hog farms last year could be slowing down, and that could mean lower prices at the grocery store.

Phil Cauthon / Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment approved the expansion of Seaboard Farms’ Ladder Creek hog farm according to a recent article from the Kansas Health Institute.