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Hundreds gather In Des Moines to demand Iowa moratorium on factory farms

Groups rally and lobby to protect Iowa’s water, rural communities, and independent family farmers Des Moines, IA – On Thursday, January 23, 2020, a large coalition of residents and public interest groups will lobby at the state legislature from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in support of a moratorium on new and expanding concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms.  Des Moines, IA –  Moments ago, a coalition including Food & Water Action (FWA), Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action (CCI Action), and Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture (IARA) kicked off a lobby day with a rally at the state capitol in support of a moratorium on new and expanding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) known as factory farms.  This action comes 11 days before the 2020 Iowa caucuses and places a factory farm moratorium among the top issues voters care about. Seven presidential candidates have acknowledged the negative impacts of...

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Reportback: Emergency Clean Water Meeting with Bill Stowe on HF 316

Nearly 170 people packed the CCI office to join the clean water fightback! Des Moines Water Works Director Bill Stowe and DMWW board members Graham Gillette and Mark Wallace gave us the low-down on what the legislature is attempting to do with two bad bills in the House and the Senate that would dismantle the DMWW and distribute $270 million of assets to surrounding customers.

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