Some environmentalists and hog farmers are calling it an unprecedented day as they agree on new technologies to safely dispose of hog waste. State and federal environmental officials toured Little Creek hog farm in Greene County to learn how farmer Chuck Stokes handles hog waste. One of the main problems some people have with these farms centers around hog lagoons. But environmentalists say new disposal and composting technologies are eliminating traditional ways for disposing of animal wastes and are environmentally friendly. The filtration system Stokes uses on his farm is capable of turning hog waste into drinking water, that is then recycled back on the farm.
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