Humboldt County Appealing Hog Confinements

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors decided to appeal the approval of a construction permit for a hog confinement near Thor on Monday. The Board of Supervisors are appealing to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after the DNR approved a permit to the Texas Finisher Farms Site, Barn Owl Farms LLC.

The Humboldt County Board of Adjustment denied the request because the site’s manure management plan is 400 feet from a tile intake leading to a main county tile and is close to a restaurant and back door of a residence. However, the hog confinement passed the master matrix, and the board will now wait for a notification from the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission for a date for the appeal, the public will be welcome to attend.

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