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CAFOs

August 19, 2016

Approximately 18 million of Iowa’s 20 million hogs are now produced in CAFOs. According to Clemson University, the waste production for each individual hog is between 60-84 lbs per day, which, if averaged at 72 lbs per hog, means that the hogs in Iowa produce over 1 billion pounds of excrement per day, every day.

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Corps of Engineers

April 22, 2016

The Corps of Engineers have become caretakers of our major waterways. Their mission areas: warfighting, homeland security, infrastructure support, water resources, and environmental protection. Under “water resources” falls waterway navigation, flood risk management, hydroelectric power, water safety, and supply.

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Orascom

April 15, 2016

In 2011, hard work on the part and some wheeling and dealing by the Branstad Administration made the overpriced Orascom project a reality. Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Johnson County) stated recently that “The worst economic development deal just got worser.”

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