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Hog-And-Chicken Farm Raises Controversy With Animals

Uproot Meats

Natural farming is a popular concept right now.  The "eat local" movement only added to a standing desire for food that is grown in natural conditions, and not far from the table where it is served. 

Uproot Meats appears to check those boxes, but it has run into controversy over its hog-and-chicken operation on the south end of Ashland.  Opponents are not happy with the business model of growing animals--and their wastes--on a sloping hillside above other agriculture operations.  Krista Vegter, one of the founders of Uproot Meats, visits with the farm's side of the story, with Brandon Schilling, land and livestock consultant to Uproot.  

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