Commenting open: November 02, 2022 12:00AM CT - December 02, 2022 11:59PM CT.
Forsman Farms Inc (Howard Lake) - Feedlot Permit
We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Forsman Farms Inc animal feedlot located in Wright County.
The facility will house 1,536,001 head of poultry in total confinement barns. Solid manure generated by the animals will be stockpiled at the facility. Process wastewater from the facility will be stored within steel tank storage structures. Manure generated at the facility will be applied to surrounding cropland at agronomic rates. The final animal unit (AU) capacity of the facility will remain unchanged at 4,608.003 AU. This permitting action includes the construction of permanent stockpiles at the facility. The preliminary determination to issue coverage is tentative.
This permit requires the facility to be designed, operated, and maintained to prevent discharge to waters, except in an extreme storm event. Operators are required to land apply manure at agronomic rates, observe water setbacks, and maintain records of land application activities, including location, timing, and rate of application. Please refer to the draft permit for additional requirements.
The MPCA’s feedlot permit strives to protect our lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and groundwater by preventing manure from polluting water. The permit applies to most aspects of livestock management including the location, design, construction, operation, and management of feedlots and manure handling facilities. Minnesota has approximately 18,000 registered livestock operations.
All fields are optional unless otherwise indicated.
Thank you for subscribing to the Forsman Farms Inc (Howard Lake) - Feedlot Permit mailing list.