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IA hog operation plan stirs controversy


June 10, 2013, Gladbrook, IA – A proposed hog operation in Tama County, Iowa, is causing quite a stink.

“Is this the type of farming we should be doing in Iowa?” asked Jess Mazour, rural project organizer for Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI), a Des Moines-based activist group.

ICCI is asking the Tama County Board of Supervisors to deny a construction permit for what it calls a “factory farm” proposed by Alden-based Summit Farms. READ MORE

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