Iowa Soybean Association urges review of EPA proposalPosted Apr 04, 2014
The Iowa Soybean Association is encouraging producers to make their opinions heard on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed waterway rule.
ISA Policy Director Carol Balvanz says the details will matter on this important issue.
Balvanz says ISA members will thoroughly review the language in the proposed rule and evaluate how its implementation may impact soybean farmers.
The rule's 90 day comment period begins as soon as the proposal is published in the federal register.
Iowa American Water partners with EPAPosted Mar 26, 2014
DAVENPORT, IA., March 20, 2014 – This week Iowa American Water is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the sixth annual Fix a Leak Week, which runs from March 17-23. The national campaign, part of the EPA's WaterSense program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water waste that may be occurring within homes.Considering there are more than 110 million households in this country, a seemingly minor leaky faucet or running toilet... Read More »
Hog Wild: Factory Farms Are Poisoning Iowa's Drinking WaterPosted Mar 26, 2014
Before I even stepped from my truck onto the gravel outside the New Fashion Pork hog confinement facility, Emily Erickson, the company's animal well-being and quality assurance manager, handed me a pair of stretchy white plastic footies to put over my shoes. It was a blustery day in September, the sky threatening snow—the first hint of winter, when cold, dry air stabilizes viruses and biosecurity becomes a topmost concern.
All of the hogs inside the confinement near Jackson, Minnesota,... Read More »
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