Monroe “Monte” Branstad, brother of Governor Branstad, has been fined $10,000 for a manure spill from his feedlot which occurred in April, 2010.

A state investigation determined 900,000 gallons of manure from Monte’s feedlot entered a tributary of the Winnebago River. Monte Branstad admitted the manure was from his feedlot in Forest City, but says the spill was unintentional.

A prior manure spill from the feedlot happened in 2008 and in 2007 Monte was cited for violating open burning and solid waste disposal regulations.