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Counties must sign up soon to evaluate animal confinement sites

Counties must sign up soon to evaluate animal confinement sites

  • 12/13/2018 11:38:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Counties interested in evaluating construction permits for proposed animal feeding facilities must adopt a construction evaluation resolution and submit the resolution to DNR between Jan. 1 and 31.
Biosecurity Workshops for Pork Producers

Biosecurity Workshops for Pork Producers

  • 11/29/2018 8:28:00 AM
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It may be time to reconsider biosecurity measures after the recent spread of African Swine Fever in China. Iowa State University is offering workshops for producers, their employees, veterinarians and others who may enter pork production facilities. The two-hour workshop covers case studies, risk management and help for producers in determining their highest priorities.
Stumped by Wet Weather? Some Tips for Confinement Manure Application

Stumped by Wet Weather? Some Tips for Confinement Manure Application

  • 10/18/2018 9:30:00 AM
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Instead of sitting high and dry for harvest and fall manure application, virtually every county in the state now has saturated soils, ponded fields and high running streams. Manure applicators are waiting for that one dry week, and producers are worrying about emptying pits and compacting soils
eMMP rolled out and questions roll in

eMMP rolled out and questions roll in

  • 4/16/2018 7:47:00 AM
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The new electronic manure management plan application or eMMP rolled out March 23 when personal identification number (PIN) letters were mailed to one owner of each confinement facility needing an MMP.
Online MMP submittal now live

Online MMP submittal now live

  • 3/26/2018 8:59:00 AM
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Letters went out from DNR March 22 regarding the new electronic manure management plan (eMMP) application. DNR sent only one letter per facility site providing a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to owners of confinement facilities who must file manure management plans. If you are a co-owner who did not receive a letter, please work with your ownership group.
eMMP rolling out in March

eMMP rolling out in March

  • 2/9/2018 3:55:00 PM
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Poultry and livestock producers who must file a manure management plan can now file their MMP electronically--three years out of four. 
89 counties opt in for Master Matrix

89 counties opt in for Master Matrix

  • 2/9/2018 3:54:00 PM
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Last month 89 of Iowa’s 99 counties notified DNR that they plan to use the master matrix to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements during 2018 and January of 2019.
Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

  • 2/8/2018 2:10:00 PM
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DES MOINES – In January, 89 of 99 Iowa counties notified DNR that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements by using the master matrix. 
88 Counties Opt In for Master Matrix

88 Counties Opt In for Master Matrix

  • 2/17/2017 10:50:00 AM
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Again, 88 of 99 counties notified DNR that they plan to use the master matrix to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements during 2017 and January of 2018. Supervisors in Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Keokuk, Lee, Mahaska, Osceola, Plymouth, Wapello, Warren and Washington counties did not pass a construction evaluation resolution, so they will not be using the master matrix this year.
AFO rule revisions final

AFO rule revisions final

  • 12/22/2016 1:46:00 PM
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The Environmental Protection Commission passed an update to the Animal Feeding Operation rules at the Oct. 18 commission meeting.
New eMMP webpage

New eMMP webpage

  • 12/22/2016 1:44:00 PM
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Check out the new AFO webpage for ongoing progress reports on an effort to make online submittal of manure management plans (eMMPs) possible.
Are you ready for winter?

Are you ready for winter?

  • 12/22/2016 1:43:00 PM
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Restrictions on Manure Application on Frozen Ground started Dec. 21.
Form reminder 101

Form reminder 101

  • 8/24/2016 1:23:00 PM
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The DNR regularly revises forms to incorporate new rule requirements, update information, correct errors or improve instructions. Please be sure you are using the most recent version. Check the AFO forms page to download the latest revisions. 
Be careful, late summer is prime time for fish kills

Be careful, late summer is prime time for fish kills

  • 8/24/2016 1:22:00 PM
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Unfortunately the end of summer is the worst time for underwater dwellers. In August and September, temperatures are often high, oxygen levels tend to be low and if stream levels are low, fish and other water critters can be especially vulnerable. 
Welcome to animal feeding operations e-News

Welcome to animal feeding operations e-News

  • 8/24/2016 1:17:00 PM
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If you subscribed to DNR’s Animal Feeding Operations ListServ, this is the new electronic newsletter replacing that system. If you are new to AFO e-News, welcome.