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Manure waivers get cool reception


January 24, 2011
By Iowa Farmer Today

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January 14, 2011,
Radcliffe, IA – The regulations regarding winter applications of manure on Iowa
fields haven’t changed since last year, but the weather has.
January 14, 2011,
Radcliffe, IA – The regulations regarding winter applications of manure on Iowa
fields haven’t changed since last year, but the weather has.

“It was a lot easier
getting the manure applied this fall,” says Brent Friest, who farms and runs a
hog operation with his father near Radcliffe. “The weather just cooperated more
this time.”

That should mean fewer
issues for farmers but also perhaps a little less leniency from state officials
when requests for emergency manure applications land on their doorsteps.

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