Monday, May 11, 2015

IA County Supervisors Polled... Majority Want More Local Control on CAFOs

Dickinson County supervisors over in NW Iowa are getting taunted by corporations wanting to build CAFOs. This is Iowa Great Lakes region, where people come to get away and enjoy the outdoors. They aren't wanting to take any chances with tons of fermenting hog manure and toxic ambient air.

So they polled the rest of the state's supervisors. Here in Winneshiek, and surely across the state, it spurred some important discussion.

And the results are in. Many supervisors responded. The majority are in favor of "more local control for counties to preserve and protect the environmental resources within their county".

We don't think it's wise to wait until our state legislators decide we deserve local control over our agriculture future and resource protection. We the People decide in a real democracy, not Corporate Ag and the politicians in their pocket.

Thanks Dickinson County for getting the ball rolling!