The Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals is allowing Kyle Broshears to move forward in creating a 4,000-hog feeding operation.
The commissioners gave initial approval to the one-year moratorium at their meeting this morning.
Bartholomew County is allowing a farmer to build a confined feeding operation with 2,000 hogs.
Residents say they worry the 4,400-head hog farm will overuse water resources and cause a decline in property values.
The Department of Environmental Management held an informational session Wednesday to address concerns over recently filed permits.