Trout http://iowapublicradio.org en Environmentally Sensitive ‘Driftless’ Region Highlights CAFO Concerns http://iowapublicradio.org/post/environmentally-sensitive-driftless-region-highlights-cafo-concerns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Thanks to tight competition, hog farmers are feeling a push to expand or get out of the business. That means indoor confined animal feeding operations – or CAFOs&nbsp;– are growing even in the most environmentally sensitive areas.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:59:31 +0000 Clay Masters 30957 at http://iowapublicradio.org Environmentally Sensitive ‘Driftless’ Region Highlights CAFO Concerns Drought's Impact on Iowa Trout Streams Could Intensify http://iowapublicradio.org/post/droughts-impact-iowa-trout-streams-could-intensify <p>The attention often centers on agriculture when a drought hits. But new Iowa Department of Natural Resources numbers show the state’s stream flows are well below normal and groundwater levels are reaching historic lows. There's a ripple effect in how the drought will affect the state’s fish.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Clay Masters 8912 at http://iowapublicradio.org Drought's Impact on Iowa Trout Streams Could Intensify