Local hog farms produce offensive fumes
By: Posted: 9/5/08 Sarah Hart Landolt Contributing writer
But it shouldn't stink as much as it does on western Kentucky's hog farms.
On Aug. 25 the Sierra Club, a national environmental group, teamed with local residents to conduct the Tour de Stench through Marshall, Fulton and Hickman counties.
The event raised awareness on odors and pollution from the hog farms and gave a voice to people who are affected by the stench.
"You wouldn't smell (the stench) until the wind blew your way, but once it did, it hit you like a brick wall," Eden Davis, graduate student from Benton, Ky., said. "It made me want to vomit."
It is bad enough when reporters write an article that you can tell is biased to the writers opinion, but it’s down right nauseating to read articles like this. From the onset this reporter presented her opinions as fact and never interviewed those who own or work on these farms. The media is not always concerned about telling the true story of ag, which is why it is so important for those of us in agriculture to do just that.