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Iowa governor’s brother agrees to pay EPA fine


Sept. 20, 2013, Des Moines, IA – The Environmental Protection Agency is calling a settlement reached with Gov. Terry Branstad’s brother an “innovative” approach to resolving clean-water violations involving farm operations.

Forest City-based Branstad Farms, owned by Monroe “Monty” Branstad, will pay a $5,100 civil penalty to the federal agency but also complete a $26,000 wetland project to settle alleged violations of cattle feedlot rules. READ MORE


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