MOARK Plans 2.2 Million Chicken Expansion
The Joplin Globe, November 14, 2010, reported that MOARK neighbors learned of '(MOARK's) plans to expand their current egg-laying operations by 2.2 million chickens' in a neighbor notification letter, dated October 25, 2010. 'Some of the Newton County residents who led the fight to block a MOARK expansion several years ago (including Richard Benz) say they see no point now in fighting the company’s latest plans. Nor will they try to stop MOARK from getting new state construction and operating permits. One leader of the campaign in 2005 thought it was a “foregone conclusion” that the state will grant MOARK's latest permit requests.'