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· Cattle manure spill kills fish in several miles of northwest Iowa creek
· State of Iowa OKs manure-spreading near trout streams
Cattle manure spill kills fish in several miles of northwest Iowa creek
By O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa
April 6, 2021
State officials say liquid manure from a cattle operation near Remsen turned the water in a nearby creek brown and killed fish for several miles downstream.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff were on site Monday, monitoring clean-up and conducting a count of dead fish. According to a news release from the agency, Louis Pick, who owns LCNJ Farms, filled a tanker with manure Saturday night, but a valve on the tanker apparently failed. Manure ran into a road ditch, then into a tributary of Whiskey Creek near Remsen.
State of Iowa OKs manure-spreading near trout streams
by Perry Beeman, Iowa Capital Dispatch
via Successful Farming/Agriculture.com - 4/6/2021
The state of Iowa has approved plans for a large northeast Iowa cattle feedlot in an environmentally sensitive area that includes some of the state’s trout streams.
After environmentalists and others objected to Supreme Beef’s plans to raise 11,600 cattle near Monona and spread manure on farm fields within 30 miles, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved the plans.
The nonprofit Iowa Environmental Council said it will consider “next steps.” In a statement, the council said DNR’s approval of the manure-spreading plans shows the state’s emphasis on animal agriculture over concerns about water quality...'
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