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Iowa manure rules hotly debated


January 22, 2010
By Agri News

January 21, 2010, Calmar, IA —Fort Atkinson dairy farmer Mark Schmitt
remembers hearing a joke years ago that went something like this: A
farmer gave his son his farm, and authorities charged him with child
abuse.

January 21, 2010, Calmar, IA —Fort Atkinson dairy farmer Mark Schmitt remembers hearing a joke years ago that went something like this: A farmer gave his son his farm, and authorities charged him with child abuse.

Testifying at least week’s hearing on proposed rules that restrict application of liquid manure on frozen or snow covered ground, Schmitt said that if new regulations don’t cause him to go out of business, they will likely result in him cutting back on the 500-cow dairy that he operates with his sons Greg and Glen. | READ MORE

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