That does suck, but the farm issue here is where to put it. They want to move a 52,000 + hog farm into these areas, and the environmentalists are losing it. They say it will hurt the area. OMG, this is the freaking desert, there is nothing here to hurt. The AG businesses around here want the farm for the cheap fertilizer, but the greenies are pitching a fit. I am trying to find a link I can use for the articles I have read. But this is a Imperial Valley issue here in AZ/CA. I'm sure it isn't something the Washington paper is interested in. It just seemed so coincidental to me.
Actually, if it is wanting to put in hog farms, the problem is the run-off. They have to find a way to process the pig excrement because it has something in it that pollutes the ground water and ruins the soil. If you an find the articles, there was a huge problem in northern Colorado, Weld County and surrounds, several years ago because of the run-off. "... nitrogen and phosphorous can find their way into groundwater thereby compromising water quality. Waste application is banned on weekends and holidays because of odor complaints." Not sure I'd want that in my neighborhood.