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LETTER: Yes, hog farms do have an odor

To the Editor: In the Oct. 30 Daily Republic article about Jackrabbit Family Farms, what Betty Moller should do is get a camper and have each county commissioner live there with their families for a week. It sounds like John Jones has an investme...

To the Editor:

In the Oct. 30 Daily Republic article about Jackrabbit Family Farms, what Betty Moller should do is get a camper and have each county commissioner live there with their families for a week. It sounds like John Jones has an investment in Jackrabbit Farms, but only raises cattle. So he and his family could also live in the camper for a week.

Dave Nebelsick says Jackrabbit's smell isn't any worse than cow manure. I would like him to drive by the hog farm by Highway 37, by the road going west to Corsica. The cow farm south of the road to Corsica does not smell, but the hog farm north of the road does.

If odor is no problem, why was the person that was going to put a hog farm by Mitchell chased out of Davison County and all the regulations put into effect? Why not invite him back and put in his hog farm?

Then a party from Sioux Falls wants to put in a chicken farm between Parker and Marion because they could drive there in about a half hour. Why not put it by Sioux Falls and they could be there in a few minutes?

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There are two cattle farms just outside of Tripp, one north of town and one south of town. They don't smell.

Let's go from Tripp east on Highway 18 to Highway 25. You can tell when you go past a hog farm but not a cattle farm.

Awhile back there was an article in The Daily Republic, in which a woman said hog farms don't smell. I don't know what kind of filter she has in her nose, but if she would get a patent on it she would become a billionaire overnight.

Ray Grambihler

Tripp

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