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Latest CAFO News – All

My Voice: Stop the spread of CAFOs (Sioux Falls, SD)

August 10, 2017

At its June 26 meeting, the Minnehaha County Planning Commission unanimously approved a zoning revision which essentially endorses CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations. Public input is needed at a hearing scheduled for August 8 to make the County Commission aware that the revised ordinance will expose more South Dakotans, both urban and rural and both meat eater and...

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Follow The Manure … with your nose

August 3, 2017

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Follow The Manure … with your nose

8.3.17 - Pretty stenchy in western Lenawee and eastern Hillsdale Counties, hot and windy day, heavy rain in the forecast. The July wheat harvest is finished, hay was recently cut,...

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More Nauseating Liquid Manure Stench – Hillsdale County, MI 8/2/17

August 3, 2017

When will the Stench end?

7:15PM  on 8/2/17 after yet another very hot day, humid and 89F on 
our property, just as we were going to open up the windows to cool down 
the house (no central air), Overwhelming stench from the north. Unable 
to work in garden or sit on porch or cool the house.

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Nauseating liquid Manure, Hudson Dairy: End of July during Heat wave

August 1, 2017

Agony of nearby resident reported

Manure spreading from Dump Box.

Manure spreading from Dump Box.

7/29/17 Nauseating liquid manure stench from the north at about 11:30 
PM. Had to close all the windows. Unable to cool the house overnight. No 
central air.


7/30/17 10...

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Scavia (UM)- Nutrient pollution:Voluntary steps are failing to shrink algae blooms

August 1, 2017

Summer is the season for harmful algae blooms in many U.S. lakes and bays. They occur when water bodies become overloaded with nitrogen and phosphorus from farms, water treatment plants and other sources. Warm water and lots of nutrients promote rapid growth of algae that can be toxic and potentially fatal to aquatic life and people.

Eventually algae settle to the bottom...

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Hiding Info stalls action: Heidelberg, others knew Dissolved Phosphorus problem since 2002

July 30, 2017

On 6/28/17, Michigan's DEQ & MDARD employees expressed surprise about dissolved Phosphorus impacts & advocated for the need to "study" conservation practices for future years. More taxpayer funded "study halls" should be ended now. Current Ag practices are making the phosphorus problem in Lake Erie worse, or as the scientists stated: "unintended, cumulative, and converging impacts". Source control must start with enforcement & reduction of manure waste, and treatment...

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Green grows the algae bloom, and not enough is being done about it

July 28, 2017

Bridge Magazine, Center for Michigan, 7/28/17, Bill Richardson

Summertime for many of us who call the Great Lakes State home means enjoying our lakes, rivers, and parks as much as possible. However, for those enjoying summers on Lake Erie, Saginaw Bay, and numerous inland lakes and rivers across Michigan, that also now means encountering harmful, toxic algae blooms.

Every year now, Michiganders...

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Large feedlot hit with $50,000 fine for manure pollution (drinking water)

July 28, 2017

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Justice Department last month quietly agreed to a $50,000 fine for a large feedlot that polluted drinking water and streams in 2014 and 2015. Stahl Brothers Dairy is in Kewaunee County, where more than 30 percent of tested drinking water wells have been found tainted by hazardous bacteria, most of it from the large...

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