We start with a discussion that is scheduled for the second hour of today’s show. It’s about a battle that is raging right now in Adams County in the western part of Illinois. If you live in Chicago or environs, you might not be familiar with Adams County. However, you might know that Quincy, the county seat, which sits on the Mississippi River, is roughly 140 miles north of St. Louis, also on the Mississippi.
Another thing that you should know is that there is 5,000-head concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) that would like to be established in the county. It’s part of a company called County Line Swine and, according to Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water (ICCAW) and the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP), it “would be sited adjacent to a successful certified organic farm and near Adams County residents who have pre-existing health problems that would be impacted by the massive animal confinement.” Click here to read more…..