CAFO Building Permit Decision Upheld

Acting as the Board of Adjustment, members of the Yankton County Commission have upheld a decision by Development Services Director Gary Vetter that a building permit issued to JHGAS Farms for a swine finishing CAFO expired prior to the start of construction and is no longer valid.

JHGAS Farms owner John Gunderson says while the county commission complains about a lack of funding, they are trying stop economic development projects by county residents.

Gunderson says he and his family plan to move forward with developing swine finishing operations on their property.

Gunderson says he intends to contest the Board of Adjustment’s decision in court.