Missouri Supreme Court affirms Clean Water Commission’s decision approving CAFO in Grundy County

The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed Tuesday, June 16th a Clean Water Commission decision approving a concentrated animal feeding operation in Grundy County. Hickory Neighbors United, Incorporated appealed a water commission decision affirming the Department of Natural Resources’ permit issuance to Trenton Farms RE, LLC. Court documents say Hickory Farms asserted that a House bill […]


Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears case involving Grundy County CAFO

The state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments this week in Jefferson City involving a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in northwest Missouri’s Grundy County. Trenton Farms wants to build a swine operation, which is opposed by a group called “Hickory Neighbors United.” Hickory attorney Stephen Jeffery tells the court that a 2016 state […]

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Missouri Supreme Court to hear appeal from Hickory Neighbors United on Grundy County CAFO

Among cases scheduled for the September 25, 2019 session involving the Missouri Supreme Court is one regarding an operating permit for Trenton Farms RE. (SC97695, Trenton Farms RE LLC, Permit No. MOGS10520) Oral arguments begin at 9 o’clock on the morning of Wednesday, September 25th at the Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City. The case […]


Western District Court of Appeals affirms decision, potentially opening the way for CAFO in southwest Grundy County

Online court information shows a ruling has been issued regarding a CAFO that has been proposed for southwest Grundy County. Docket information reports the Western District of Missouri, Court of Appeals, has affirmed a decision by the Missouri Clean Water Commission which (in November 2017) had approved a permit for a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (also […]


Trenton Farms wins bid to open CAFO in Grundy County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Clean Water Commission yesterday voted to allow two new concentrated animal feeding operations in the state after years of pushback from opponents worried about possible pollution, smell and other issues. Commission members voted 4 to nothing in favor of Trenton Farms to operate in southwest Grundy County. RNR Farms […]


DNR grants permit in 2nd application to Trenton Farms R-E for CAFO operation in Grundy County

Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources has granted a permit to Trenton Farms R-E on its second application to the state for a CAFO proposed for southwest Grundy County. Trenton Farms R-E submitted its application this summer to the DNR’s water protection program. That application was made while hog farm proponents waited on the outcome of […]

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Missouri Western District Court of Appeals hears arguments on Grundy County CAFO case

 The Associated Press reports a pending court decision on a Grundy County appeal could bring more clarity to a Callaway County case involving concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. Missouri’s Western District Court of Appeals heard the Grundy County case arguments, as well as three other cases, at the MU School of Law in Columbia Tuesday afternoon. That case […]

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Controversial Trenton Farms CAFO subject of public meeting Wednesday evening at THS

An effort by Trenton Farms RE, LLC to seek a permit for a concentrated animal feeding operation near Trenton involving pigs remains in the court system. The Missouri Clean Water Commission, in February, voted 4 to 2 to overturn a CAFO permit approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The clean water commission’s decision […]

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Public meeting regarding CAFO set for Wednesday at Trenton High School gym

A public meeting will be held Wednesday evening October 12 regarding an application from Trenton Farms, LLC. The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 pm in the Trenton High School gymnasium. Trenton Farms, LLC has filed a second application for a permit to create a concentrated animal feeding operation or CAFO in Jefferson Township […]


Trenton Farms denied permit for Grundy County CAFO

The Missouri Clean Water Commission yesterday made official, it’s decision to overturn an operating permit for Trenton Farms Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation proposed for the Hickory area of rural Grundy County. The commission last Wednesday voted four to two, over-ruling the Department of Natural Resources decision in granting the permit. That followed a two-hour plus hearing […]