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DNR Cutting Reminder Letters to Animal Producers

In the interest of efficiency, the DNR is looking for innovative ways to cut costs, so that vital services with an environmental benefit can be maintained. Consequently, the DNR will no longer send reminder letters to 5,590 livestock and poul- try producers who must submit annual manure management plan updates to the agency. “We have developed some alternative ways for producers to receive this information,” said Ken Hessenius, supervisor...

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DNR Issues Reminder to call in Manure, Chemical Spills

Written by: O.Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, Wednesday, May 13, 2009 State officials are reminding businesses and farmers they are required by law to tell authorities when there are spills of liquid manure or farm chemicals. Ken Hessenius, supervisor of the Department of Natural Resources’ office in Spencer, is investigating three spills which have occured in his northwest Iowa region in the past 24 hours. “The concern is timely...

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