CAFO seeks to expand in Floyd County; Veterans Affairs OKs van fee; and County Board discusses members letters, opinion writing

CHARLES CITY — Expansion of a confined animal feeding operation in Pleasant Grove Township is on the Floyd County Board of Supervisors agenda Tuesday, April 24. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. According to the agenda, the board is expected to set a date and time for a public hearing on a construction permit application for a 2,508-head deep pit swine finisher confinement building. It would be built at an existing CAFO for Powersville Site/McCandless Family Pork, LLC in section 26 of Pleasant Grove Township.   In other Floyd County news: • The county board is also expected to vote … Continue reading CAFO seeks to expand in Floyd County; Veterans Affairs OKs van fee; and County Board discusses members letters, opinion writing

Floyd County rejects establishing local CAFO worker safety standards 

  CHARLES CITY  — A resolution to set some worker safety standards for confined animal feeding operations in Floyd County failed to pass at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisor Mark Kuhn offered the revised resolution on Tuesday after it was apparent at a previous supervisors meeting he did not have the support of either Supervisor Linda Tjaden or Chairman Doug Kamm. Despite his efforts to revise and the comments from an audience of less than a dozen people, Kuhn failed to get a second to his motion to pass the resolution to require CAFO operators to meet certain worker … Continue reading Floyd County rejects establishing local CAFO worker safety standards 

Floyd County asks DNR to investigate Rudd hog confinement 

— CHARLES CITY — Whether a hog confinement building was put up too close to a neighbor’s wells in Rudd Township is a question for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to answer, the Floyd County Board decided Tuesday morning. By a 3-0 vote, the county supervisors decided the complaint by Jeff and Gail Schwarzkopf against Brandon and Casey Wood’s Candon Finisher Farm confined feeding operation building is valid and should be investigated by the DNR. The Schwartzkopfs’ allegation is that the hog confinement building is in violation of the minimum distance from a well. “We believe the distance between … Continue reading Floyd County asks DNR to investigate Rudd hog confinement