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Governor signs nuisance bill into law

Livestock producers will now have more protection under a new Iowa law signed by Governor Terry Branstad.

The governor signed Senate File 447 into law.

It is an act providing for certain court actions involving an allegation of a public or private nuisance or the interference with a person’s comfortable use and enjoyment of life or property caused by an animal feeding operation.  This also provides for the award of damages, costs, and expenses, and including effective date provisions.

The bill passed the Iowa Senate on March 14, 31-18 and the Iowa House on March 22, 60-39.