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U.S. courts uphold cleanup plans
The Washingtion Post – US appeals court upholds Chesapeake Bay clean-up plans.
Iowa Supervisors Survey Findings
Attached is a copy of the survey report. After you study all the info contained therein you are left 2 significant conclusions: #1 – There is a significant amount of statewide interest in the issue of repair to the existing Master matrix and the need for more local control. #2 – The existing Master Matrix […]
1,000 hogs die in large Northwest Iowa fire
BRET HAYWORTH email@example.com 0 BOYDEN, Iowa | More than 1,000 hogs died in a fire that completely destroyed a rural Northwest Iowa confinement building. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reported the fire occurred Saturday at 3085 Jay Ave., three miles northwest of Boyden. No people were injured. In addition to the sheriff’s office, six fire […]
Surveying Counties on Livestock Rules
(Explore Okoboji) Dickinson County’s board of supervisors to know how other county supervisors feel about state rules governing livestock operations. County supervisors have asked the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for a moratorium on building any new livestock facilities in the area. Dickinson County is home to some of the wealthiest homeowners in the Midwest, […]
Hog Wild: Factory Farms are Poisoning Iowa’s Drinking Water
Millions of pigs are crammed into overcrowded barns all across the state, being fattened for slaughter while breeding superbugs—all to feed China’s growing appetite for Spam. by Ted Genoways OnEarth.org Click here for original story Before I even stepped from my truck onto the gravel outside the New Fashion Pork hog confinement facility, Emily Erickson, […]
The Negative Effects of CAFO’S
Introduction: To the old-timers this speaker will be familiar to you. He is Jim Yungclas who worked for the Iowa State University Extension Service in Dickinson County from 1969-1993. After he and his wife, Arlene, retired they moved to Wright County. As a result of being subjected to the negative effects of the Corporate factory […]
Down the Drain: liquefied manure and drainage tile
By DAVID GREEN When Frank Gibbs forces smoke through an agricultural field tile, the results grab the attention of farmers. Gibbs, a soil scientist with the Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service, places a smoke bomb into a tile line, then attaches a blower to push the smoke up into the field. It’s only a matter […]