updated 10/15/06
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)
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It is myth of the supporters of industrial farming that the smaller, sustainable family farm has to go.

Three million gallon earthen manure storage lagoon bursts on Marks Farm causeing a major fish kill August 11, 2005

Corn, green onions and cabbage absorb excess tetracycline antibiotics in CAFO animal waste applied to crop lands

Antibiotic resistant bacteria may be emitted into the air by CAFOs

The Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (SAC) is an alliance of groups that together takes common positions on critical federal agricultural and environmental policy

SAC, No Time for Delay: A Sustainable Agriculture Agenda for the 2007 Farm Bill

A bill to exempt hazardous substances associated with livestock waste from regulation under the federal Superfund cleanup law is being considered by Congress.

Sample letter to your Congressperson opposing the bill

National Cattleman's Beef Association promotion of the bill

U.S. EPA has offered to abandon enforcement of the Clean Air Act against CAFOs that agree to particpate in a long-term air monitoring program.

EPA list of CAFO parties to the agreement (NY CAFOs are on pp. 56-60)

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