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Missouri DNR causes a stink after shutting down attempt to rein in hog farm odors

The so-called Odor Rule only applies to the state's largest farming operations.
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Originals

Neutering nuisance laws in North Carolina

One Saturday in the mid-1990s, Elsie Herring was sitting on her mother's screened-in porch with her family, "enjoying being outside, as we had done for years," she says.

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Swine workers on front lines in fight against antibiotic resistance

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In a setback to Murphy-Brown, hog nuisance suits can go on, federal judge rules.

This story is part of a larger series on the national pork industry that NC Policy Watch is co-publishing with Environmental Health News. The series, Peak Pig, begins at EHN today. On Wednesday, Policy Watch will examine the history of nuisance suits, plus swine waste-to energy technologies, and more.

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