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IA alliance calls for moratorium on large livestock operations


September 26, 2016, Des Moines, IA — Leaders of a newly formed coalition recently called for an immediate statewide moratorium on new construction or expansion of large-scale livestock feeding operations until Iowa takes meaningful action to lower the number of impaired rivers, lakes and waterways to fewer than 100.

“With over 9,000 factory farms in Iowa, we say with conviction, enough is enough,” said Francis Thicke, a Jefferson County farmer who is part of a new coalition of more than 20 national, state and county environmental, family farm and community advocacy groups called the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture. READ MORE