IA bill to tighten manure application laws
February 19, 2015 by WHO TV
February 19, 2015, Des Moines, IA – A bill introduced recently in the Iowa Senate by Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) seeks to strengthen Iowa’s manure application laws in an effort to prevent farm manure pollution to the state’s waterways.
The bill is supported by the non-profit group, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund, which has long-protested processes at many of the state’s farms. If passed, the bill would ban farmers from spreading liquid manure from their farms when the ground is frozen ground or snow-covered; if theground is water-saturated; if the 24-hour weather forecast calls for a half-inch of rain or more; and if the ground is sloped at 20 percent or greater. READ MORE