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Are more mega-farms headed to this area? Economic benefits touted; neighbors cite environmental concerns
This three piece series examines the "mega-farm" phenomenon and the impact it could have on Hancock County, Ohio. Moser interviewed people who work on and live by mega-farms to predict the pros and cons of mega-farming in Hancock county.
A Dayton Daily News investigation revealed that "the supersizing of livestock farming, while revolutionizing food production in America, has overrun regulators, caused untold harm to the environment and public health, created an uproar over the treatment of animals and squeezed many small farmers out of business. The series showed that the operators of large livestock farms can go years without facing inspections, must violate rules repeatedly to risk harsh penalties and are exempt from many environmental standards."