Rules and Regulations

Larger livestock farms are more regulated than smaller livestock farms, but all livestock farmers must adhere to regulations, including set-back distances and water-protection rules.

The Coalition can help you navigate through the hundreds of pages of rules to make sure your farm is in compliance. We can answer many questions over the phone at 1-800-932-2436, but even better is to have us visit your farm, at no charge, for a thorough review of your particular situation.

In the video below, CSIF Field Specialist Kent Mowrer shares insight into the rules and regulations that apply to livestock farms.

Additionally, these online resources can serve as a starting point by providing valuable background information.

Existing and new livestock facility resources

Manure management resources

Stockpiling Manure/ Composting Mortalities

Odor management resources

Environmental Protection Agency

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Pork Producers Association

Other Resources