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on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 9:59am
Several environmental groups are attacking Gov. Terry Branstad for questioning a federal proposal to inspect livestock operations. The governor sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency this week protesting a federal initiative to have the state inspect livestock operations with more than 750 head. That includes the great majority of hog confinement operations in Iowa, which are typically around 1,000 head.