Comments needed on WOTUS proposal
ICA is encouraging all Iowans to voice objections to EPA's proposed re-definition of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) by Oct. 20, 2014. You can see what waters will be included in the definition from maps developed by EPA.
Need ideas on what to say? Here are some examples from a cow-calf producer and someone who works with feedyards.
Regulatory Efforts on Environmental Issues
ICA has developed decision-making flow-charts relative for cattle producers as they consider efforts they make to protect Iowa's water quality. These charts were developed in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, relative to the regulatory rules that have been developed for livestock farms.
Select the chart that matches your farm's livestock capacity.
• 1-299 head
• 300-999 head
• 1000+ head