Bayfield County Board Imposes Moratorium on Hog Farm

Wednesday evening the Bayfield County Board voted to impose a one year moratorium on a potential hog farm in Eileen.

Reicks View Farms, based in Iowa, purchased a plot of land eight miles south of Ashland with the intention to build a farm housing an estimated 25,000 baby swine.

Since the land purchase and a recent DNR application, local activists have taken to the streets for protests, and have started a petition against the farm.

People against the farm argue the large amounts of manure will pollute nearby Lake Superior, and be unattractive for tourists.

Fox 21 will have more information as it becomes available.

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