Judge approves reservation hog farm settlement

A federal judge last week approved a settlement that will allow two hog farms on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation to continue operating.

The settlement gives Sun Prairie at least 20 more years to operate the farms. But the company will not be allowed to expand as it had originally proposed.

The tribal council voted 9-7 in favor of the deal but some tribal members and conservation groups oppose it. They have been trying to shut down the farms altogether.

Get the Story:
Judge OKs Rosebud hog farm settlement (The Rapid City Journal 5/21)

Court Decision:
Sun Prairie v. Martin (June 5, 2003)

Relevant Links:
Rosebud Sioux Tribe - http://www.rosebudsiouxtribe.org

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