Craptastrophe: Record Rainfall Creates a Dung Dilemma for Farmers

Riverfront Times | July 11, 2008
Northeastern Missouri is home to a large number of industrial hog farms, known as concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. Anywhere from 2,500 to 10,000 or more pigs are housed under one roof, and the millions of gallons of manure is stored onsite in uncovered manmade lagoons. The unrelenting rains haved caused the lagoons to fill to the brim.

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