- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - In a story May 24 about a proposed hog farm in Adams County, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Illinois Department of Agriculture would hold a public hearing on Thursday. The meeting was held May 14.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Department of Ag holds public meeting on Adams County hog farm

Illinois Agriculture Department holds hearing on proposed Adams County hog farm

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Agriculture has held a public hearing on a proposed hog confinement facility in western Illinois.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reported that Carthage-based Falcon Ridge Farms has applied for a permit to build a facility to house almost 20,000 hogs northeast of Clayton, in Adams County.

It would be operated by Professional Swine Management of Carthage, which manages about 25 hog farms.

Ted Ufkes is chief operating officer of Professional Swine Management. He says the facility would be a “breed-to-wean” facility, and the hogs would be moved to a finishing facility when weaned.

The public was able to ask questions and submit testimony at the hearing on May 14.

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