News Iowa Select withdraws permit
By Rhonda Bennett
Oct 2, 2017, 09:47
Sept. 25 Iowa Select Farms announced they will not move forward with the construction of the 7,500 head Richman Sow Farm in Richman Township. The construction permit had been issued but Iowa Select determined that adequate water access and availability cannot be guaranteed. Even if water supplies had been found, it would be cost prohibitive and not reliable enough to support the dollar investment in the farm.
The Wayne County Board of Supervisors had previously voted to reject the Master Matrix from Iowa Select; the Iowa DNR had accepted the permit as it had met the 440 points out of 880 of the Master Matrix.