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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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Another victory for Hardin County!

Posted January 4, 2018

January 4, 2017 At the tail end of 2017, CCI members in Hardin County successfully pressured their county supervisors to vote 2-1 to deny an Iowa Select hog factory expansion! This happened because the community showed up, spoke out and got organized. …

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You’ve made waves for clean water in 2017!

Posted December 19, 2017

At our staff meeting yesterday we watched the video of the time CCI members caroled the Iowa DNR office with our own version of classic holiday songs. That prompted us to send you this — our version of a holiday letter, Clean Water, Factory Farm Fight …

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