Alarmed by the seemingly unbridled development of large-scale livestock facilities across rural Iowa, John Norris is calling for a moratorium on new construction and more regulatory authority for county governments.
Big U.S. growers are adding immense amounts of acreage to survive a harsh agricultural downturn, producing the greatest percentage of U.S. output since records began. Years of low grain prices are driving smaller American farmers out of business.
Source: What me worry? | Kewaunee Cares
More than a decade after agreeing to keep tabs on emissions from large-scale animal feedlots, U.S. EPA isn’t close to getting the job done, the agency’s inspector general said in a new report, which found the delay is undercutting the broader effort to regulate pollution from that sector.