By: Tom Philpott
Grist’s Sow What? series takes a thematic look at sustainable agriculture. In this installation, Tom Philpott examines a tale of two Iowa counties– why is Hardin County mired in hog excrement and political indifference while Woodbury County thrives? One reason is surely population density. The population of Sioux City alone dwarfs the entire population of Hardin County. But another factor — and a key one — is the role of government.
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