NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 11, 1997
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(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.
(Champaign, Illinois: Jim Avila) The battle in rural America between family farmers and corporate hog farms featured; scenes shown from the Howell family farm, where hog stench forces the family inside into a sealed-up house. [Anti-corporate farmer Julia HOWELL, "Southwest Daily Times" Jeff BURKHEAD, pro-hog farm commissioner Randy MALIN, tow WOMEN, farmer Bonnie CLAPP - offer views of the hog farm issue.] The vote in Liberal, Kansas, to ban large hog farms cited as example. Research at the University of Illinois and Purdue University on ways to cut down the smell and toxic dust from swine farms detailed. [Researcher Gerald RISKOWSKI, Purdue's Chris HURT, FARMER - comment on the future farming.]