Non-profit group trying to stop new pork plant in Sioux Falls

April 7, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A nonprofit group is urging city leaders in Sioux Falls to place a moratorium on the construction of a $600 million pork processing plant.

Citizens for a Sustainable Sioux Falls say the impacts of odor contamination, noise contamination and traffic congestion haven’t been sufficiently studied.

Much like Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls, Wholestone Farms will handle about 6 million hogs per year.

Locally-owned Wholestone Farms says the plant’s design and odor will not be a hazard to the area’s quality of life.

Wholestone chairman Luke Minion says they’ve spent about $50 million on the best odor mitigation technology.