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New Construction Certification form for confinements

New Construction Certification form for confinements

  • 2/13/2020 10:22:00 AM
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To help producers and contractors, DNR has posted the Construction Certification form which notifies the agency after confinement construction is complete. With the time delay between receiving a construction permit and construction completion, contractors sometimes neglect to certify construction. However, the certification is required before populating any permitted confinement with more than 1,000 animal unit capacity. 
Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

  • 2/6/2020 12:05:00 PM
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DES MOINES – In January, 89 of Iowa’s 99 counties notified DNR that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed animal confinement locations by using the master matrix.
Make MMP submittal easy in 2020

Make MMP submittal easy in 2020

  • 1/4/2020 7:51:00 PM
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For confinement site owners: If you haven’t been using the online manure management plan application, eMMP, check your mail now.
Stumped by Wet Weather? Some Tips for Confinement Manure Application

Stumped by Wet Weather? Some Tips for Confinement Manure Application

  • 10/18/2018 10:30:00 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
Livestock Master Matrix Adopted in 88 Counties

Livestock Master Matrix Adopted in 88 Counties

  • 2/4/2016 5:17:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Once again, 88 of 99 Iowa counties notified DNR in January that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements by using the master matrix.
Winter Manure Application Rules Kick in Monday Dec 21

Winter Manure Application Rules Kick in Monday Dec 21

  • 12/10/2015 8:50:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Early snowfall in much of northern Iowa may affect animal producers with confinement (totally roofed) facilities when limits on applying liquid manure on snow-covered ground start Dec. 21.