Iowa Select Withdraws Hog Lot Permit

(Des Moines)– Iowa Select, the largest corporate hog operation in Iowa and the 8th largest natioanlly announced today (Tues.) it’s withdrawing permit applications for two proposed confinement operations in Wayne and Clay counties.

The proposed operation in Clay county was to be located near Spencer. Opponents gathered signatures on a petition. The board of supervisors recommended denial of the site. The action was overturned by the Department of Natural Resources. The Clay County Board of Supervisors was set to vote on appealing the DNR’s approval at their meeting today (Tues.)
It wasn’t immediately clear as to why Iowa Select withdrew the permit applications.

Supervisors draft letter to DNR

This morning the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors authorized the sending of the attached letter to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Environmental Protection Division at Spencer. The letter was hand carried to Spencer this afternoon. Click to read – Guge Farm Letter Signed

Supervisors Hold Workshop To Draft Hog Lot Letter

Story courtesy Explore Okoboji Wed 9-17-2014 (Spirit Lake)– The Dickinson county board of supervisors meet this (Wed.) morning for a workshop on writing a letter to the Department of Natural Resources regarding a proposed manure management plan for a proposed 2,400 head confined feeding operation near Horseshoe Bend southwest of Milford. It comes on the heels … Read more