by: Ivie Macy, Ozarks First

Arkansas officials say a hog farm near the Buffalo River is now officially closed.

The state struck a deal with the owners of C&H Hog Farms back in June.

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism announced today the terms of the agreement have been completed.

The state gave the owners $6.2 million and will be responsible to close the waste ponds on the property which is located in Newton County.