Yes, midwest corporatists are poorly bred humans with limited imagination. Take one state as an example, Iowa. There are more pigs in Iowa than people in New York City.
The great citizens of New York realized they need to be more sanitary and built seventeen sewage processing plants at a billion dollars each. Now let us imagine the corporatist pig factories of Iowa had the decency of New York City's good citizens. Pigs make more poop than humans, so we can guess that Iowa pig corporations would have to come up with 20 billion dollars for sewage plants to protect rivers and the ocean.
Robert Kennedy Jr.was the first I heard talking about this and I am certain there have been many more clear thinkers who see the problem of millions upon millions of pigs using rivers and water tables for a sewer.
What would the price of pork be if pig farmers were required to have the common decency of a human and take care of their shit rather than polluting drinking water and the dust blowing in the wind? It would be high enough that many young people without jobs would start organic farms with an eco-agricultutal pig crop.
Next thing, fishing would bounce back and young people might choose that life as well. Fishing and farming are lucrative and honorable careers. Corporatists require government handouts in order to steal those careers from the people.