Brad Lager wants to limit lawsuits against his porky BFFs

Their high-priced attorneys can’t beat ’em in court, so pork giant Smithfield Foods has turned to law-making homies like Missouri state Sen. Brad Lager (R-Maryville) to fight against multimillion-dollar nuisance settlements. 

Last April, we followed the loony litigation between a group of landowners in rural Missouri and a factory farm (owned by Smithfield), whose practice of storing millions of gallons of pig shit and urine in lagoons and launching geysers of the “effluent” over the surrounding farmland makes life for its neighbors a foul-smelling hell. 
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