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An interior shot of the climate-controlled facilities at Jackrabbit Family Farm near Mount Vernon, where up to 3,000 piglets a week will be raised. (Ross Dolan/Republic)

5,000-sow operation set to open soon near Mount Vernon

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MOUNT VERNON -- Congresswoman Kristi Noem, R-S.D., told farm families gathered Friday at a new swine facility south of Mount Vernon that such production units are a shot in the arm for family farming in South Dakota.


Such production facilities, Noem told her audience, will keep families on the state's farms and will continue providing for the nation's food supply.

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