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Barn Media 8-18-10: EPA Official Denies Ag is Being Targeted

Brian Allmer

Brian Allmer, Barn Media Podcast Producer

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues to clamp down on small-to medium-sized cattle feeding operations for violations of the Clean Water Act. The agency’s latest move involved eight northwest Iowa feedlots that have been ordered to apply for federal regulatory permits and cease discharges into streams. Region 7 EPA administrator Karl Brooks believes most changes can be made without significant financial burden on farmers.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues to clamp down on small-to medium-sized cattle feeding operations for violations of the Clean Water Act. The agency’s latest move involved eight northwest Iowa feedlots that have been ordered to apply for federal regulatory permits and cease discharges into streams. Region 7 EPA administrator Karl Brooks believes most changes can be made without significant financial burden on farmers.