The Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals is allowing Kyle Broshears to move forward in creating a 4,000-hog feeding operation.
Soybean and corn prices are being driven down by increased supply from both within the U.S. and internationally.
A virus spreading to hogs around the nation will impact pork production in Indiana.
Residents say they worry the 4,400-head hog farm will overuse water resources and cause a decline in property values.
Pigs are back at the state fair after being removed because of swine flu concerns.