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Barb Kalbach

June 2, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

Dear Editor:

If a factory farm wants to build in your community, pollute your air and water and lower the value of your property, contact Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) at 515-282-0484 or

That's what my husband and I did back in 2002 when a corporation wanted to confine 7,000 head of hogs next to our fourth-generation family farm outside Dexter in Adair County. We organized our neighbors and stopped that factory farm from being built.

Iowa CCI members are everyday people from all walks of life, just like you and me. We've been standing up for clean air and water and a decent quality of life for 38 years. Our members have stopped more than seven dozen factory farms. Local factory farm fights are part of our three-pronged strategy to win a more and democratic Iowa that puts communities before corporations and people before profits and polluters.

If you and your neighbors are ready to take a stand and reclaim your community, give us a call.

Barb Kalbach, Dexter



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