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Stop Bruce Rastetter’s Factory Farm in Hamilton County!!

Posted March 2, 2018

Bruce Rastetter has applied to build a 4,999 head factory farm about 2 miles North of Williams.  This factory farm alone will add 1,642,172 gallons of manure into our watershed. Hamilton County already has 212 medium or large factory farms. Enough is e …

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Iowa Select factory farm decision in Humboldt County likely to go to District Court

Posted February 20, 2018

Today Iowa’s Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) took no action on a Humboldt County appeal of a factory farm permit approved by DNR in January, despite being denied at the county level.   However, county officials say they will be voting to appeal this in District Court at an upcoming meeting

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89 Iowa Counties Adopt Master Matrix Resolution for 2018

Posted February 7, 2018

Once again, our members called on supervisors in all 99 Iowa counties to pass a resolution allowing them to use the Master Matrix. Supervisors in 89 counties responded to the call and passed the resolution, allowing them to recommend denial of factory …

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Victory in Hardin County! Iowa Select withdraws factory farm application.

Posted February 6, 2018

Just yesterday, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) revealed that Iowa Select withdrew their highly contested factory farm expansion application that would have been under the state’s minimum separation distance from a residence. This is the 3rd application Iowa Select withdrew after facing ma

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Have your supervisors passed the Master Matrix for 2018?

Posted January 8, 2018

It’s Master Matrix time again! Seventy-three counties have passed the Master Matrix Resolution so far — which they must do every year by January 31 in order to recommend denial of factory farms. Has your county taken this important step in the Clean W …

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