Proposed swine farm divides Wisconsin town, More academic and scientific papers face retraction

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Hogs feed in a pen in a concentrated animal feeding operation
In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, hogs feed in a pen in a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, on the Gary Sovereign farm, in Lawler, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo

We discuss a controversial proposal for a swine farm near a town in northwest Wisconsin that remains undeveloped and under review by state regulators. Then, two watchdogs of academic research say too few papers are being retracted, and the retraction process typically takes too long.

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  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Technical Director
  • Bennet Goldstein Guest
  • Ivan Oransky Guest
  • Elizabeth Suelzer Guest

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