The Price Of Pork

Little Pig
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Little Pig
Lis S. / Flickr

The Price Of Pork

llinois is the fourth-largest seller of pigs in the country. All those pigs are raised in “hog confinement” facilities that have rapidly grown around the state over the past 20 years. 

A Chicago Tribune investigation is examining the impact of those facilities on the environment, other farmers, and adjoining communities. Reporter David Jackson joins us to talk about the series.