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CAFOs

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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Faith in the Environment

Modern environmentalism is not generally correlated with religion or religious teachings, at least in the media. Young people dressed in 60’s fashions waxing poetic about “like – the earth, man” seems to be the enduring stereotype. Religion doesn’t seem to have a place at the table. However, that isn’t really the case.

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Corps of Engineers

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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