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Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:08 AM CDT

Hancock County, Iowa,-based cattle feedlot Branstad Farms agreed to pay a $5,100 civil penalty and perform a $26,000 supplemental environmental project to settle alleged violations of the facility's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, permit, according to a news release from EPA Region 7.

Although the feedlot is owned and operated by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's brother, Monroe, both EPA and the governor's spokesman confirmed Thursday that the governor no longer has any connection to the farm, financial or otherwise.

Gov. Branstad's administration has been at the forefront in implementing the state's voluntary nutrients reduction strategy that has come ...

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