- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

STRATFORD, S.D. (AP) - A Hutterite colony near Stratford is seeking to expand its hog farm.

Hutterville Colony spokesman Tom Waldner says the swine facility would be expanded by 1,440 hogs, bringing its maximum capacity to 7,570 head.

The additional animals would be housed in existing barns on the colony 8 miles southeast of Stratford. Manure would be applied to fields in Spink County and Brown County.

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources must approve the expansion, along with Brown County. The American News reports (http://bit.ly/1QcF7x5) that the state agency is accepting public comments through Dec. 3, and will consider a permit that day.

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Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com

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