Articles from January 2015



Des Moines to Upstream Counties: “We’re Tired of You Pouring Your Agricultural Shit in Our Water Supply.”

Last summer, I stood on a bridge over the flooding Middle Raccoon River in Iowa and watched thick mats of brownish foam surging downstream. They had been created by hog manure washed from fields into the river by heavy rains. Later, when I asked him about the froth, William Stowe, Chief Executive Officer and general […]