Construction of three deep pit swine confinement buildings has been proposed just northwest of Britt that could house nearly 7,500 hogs. Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach says he supports the new Peacock Farms facility, as it will provide better paying jobs for young farmers hoping to remain in the area or come back to.
Monday, the Hancock County Board of Supervisors set the public hearing on this issue for Monday, April 3rd at 11:30am.
According to Tlach, we need to offer more higher paying jobs in our rural communities to entice people to move here. Based on US Census estimates, Hancock County’s population has shrunk by 3.2 percent since 2010. Tlach questions how we are going to replace all the people retiring from our local industries without growing in population.