- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Cerro Gordo County has lost another effort to block construction of a 5,000-head hog confinement near Ventura.

The state Environmental Commission voted 8-0 Tuesday to deny a county appeal of an earlier decision by the Iowa Natural Resources Department. County officials say they’ll consider taking the issue to court.

County officials say the River Edge Farms proposal met requirements, but three of the county supervisors still had concerns about its location and potential impact. Several neighbors also have voiced their objections to the project.

State Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp says his agency could only approve the project because River Edge arms had complied with all regulations.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide