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Iowa hog farmer to pay $15,000 for fish kill


September 13, 2012, Spencer IA – A Peterson, IA, hog farmer has been ordered to pay a $15,000 penalty for an illegal manure application that resulted in a fish kill last fall.

District Judge Nancy Whittenburg recently filed a consent decree in Clay County District Court in which Bruce Click, who owns and operates a 4,000-head hog-finishing unit, admitted to the violations, agreed to pay the civil penalty and a permanent injunction against further violations. READ MORE