New York Times, February 5, 2010.
Faced with stiff resistance from ranchers and farmers, the Obama administration has decided to scrap a national program [NAIS] intended to help authorities quickly identify and track livestock in the event of an animal disease outbreak. Read more.
EPA News Release, January 26, 2010.
Chicago - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has ordered Westridge Dairy LLC to stop all unauthorized waste discharges and to comply with the Clean Water Act. EPA also ordered the facility to apply to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for a permit to discharge wastewater. Read more.
Alternet, January 26, 2010.
Most dairy enthusiasts would be horrified to know the conditions cows endure and how closely dairies are tied to veal operations and the rest of the meat industry. Read more.
Toledo Blade, January 22, 2010.
Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development LLC, Wauseon, and several people connected to the firm have been named in a $5 million breach of contract and foreclosure lawsuit by AgStar Financial Services, a lending cooperative based in Mankato, Minn. Read more.
Nuvo, January 13, 2010.
Judy and Allen Hutchison are finally getting their day in court. The couple’s home is surrounded by more than 75,000 hogs and cows housed on what are called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), a.k.a. “factory farms.” Read more.
Indian Country Today, Sept. 17, 2008.
Toppenish - On the Yakama Indian Nation, people are vomiting from breathing fecal dust from cows and in some cases are unable to drink water from their wells, which are tainted by contaminants from dairy feed lots and contained animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. Read more.
Yakima Herald, June 27, 2008.
Toppenish - A Sunnyside family interested in erecting a dairy on the Yakama reservation was lambasted Thursday night by residents opposed to the development. Read more.