The Iowa Department of Natural Resources just wrapped up a Public Comment Period on their proposed rules regulating surface application of manure during Iowa's winter months. Many producers voiced their opposition to these rules at the six meetings held throughout the state.
To read more about the hearings:
Farmers Voice Concerns on Proposed Manure Application Ban
Farmers Seek Delay in DNR Manure Application Rules
Producers to DNR: New Manure Rules Stink
For more information on the proposed rules: http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/hottopics/snowfrozen.html