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IA chicken litter broker fined $5,000


July 22, 2015, Titonka, IA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has ordered a Spirit Lake-based chicken litter broker to pay $5,000 for causing water quality violations.

The broker’s manure stockpile in Titonka attracted a number of concerns and complaints about runoff into Buffalo Creek in 2014, according to a DNR administrative consent order.

The order states DNR testing confirmed manure runoff had flowed from the property into a neighboring ditch or creek on two separate occasions in June and July 2014 following heavy rainfall. READ MORE