On Monday, October 29 more than 30 people who live near Center Point, Iowa held a planning meeting organized by local Iowa CCI members to plot strategy to continue the community fightback against a factory farm that has been proposed in the area by Maschhoff Pork and a local hog janitor named Matt Ditch.
On Friday, October 26, the Linn County Supervisors voted 4-1 to recommend that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) deny a construction permit for the site. As part of their recommendation, county government challenged 175 points on the applicant’s submitted Master Matrix score, giving them a failing grade.
The fight now moves to the Iowa DNR, who must decide if they will stand with everyday people and the environment over an out of state factory farm corporation like Maschhoff Pork.
Residents at the October 29 planning meeting were fired up and ready to continue mobilizing community opposition against the plan by putting pressure on the DNR, the applicant Matt Ditch, and local legislators like Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen and Iowa Senator Liz Mathis.
Linn County Factory Farm Fight Heats Up
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