Vandalism + Theft Prevention
Anyone can become a criminal’s target. Since thieves and vandals look to wreak havoc without being seen, taking much time or making much noise, farms located in remote, rural areas can appear to be easy targets.
Most people assume they are safe – but that is not necessarily the case. Every year, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers receives numerous reports of livestock theft and/or vandalism. It is important for every farmer to stop and take time to think about the security measures they have – or don’t have – in place.
The Coalition and law enforcement officials encourage farmers to be proactive and take steps to better protect their farm and livestock, even if they are not aware of any criminal activity in their neighborhood.
For prevention tips and suggestions of what to do if you are a victim, read more here.
Rules + Regulations
Larger livestock farms are more regulated than smaller livestock farms, but all livestock producers must adhere to regulations, including set-back distances and water-protection rules.Read More
There are many steps to successfully growing a farm. One of the often-overlooked, yet possibly most important, steps is communicating with neighbors. Neighbor relations isn’t easy – every farm and...Read More
Livestock Farm Inspection
On September 11, 2013, EPA Region 7 and the Iowa DNR signed a “work plan agreement” that established guidelines for evaluations of livestock and poultry farms. The work plan stems...Read More