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Environmental activists, elected officials visit large farming operation
Elected officials along with some concerned neighbors visited a concentrated animal farming operation (CAFO) Monday to see how manure is getting into the waterways. A CAFO is categorized as a feeding operation with more than 1000 live animal units.This is equivalent to 125,000 broiler chickens...Read More
April 15, 2017 - Look what the Easter Bunny brought ... oops, that's not chocolate, it's cow s**t! New Flevo/Waterland dragline manure application, on nearly 200 acres. Manitou Rd., just across from the old drive-in movie theater and Green's Lakeside Cemetery at Devil's Lake, all the way west to Townley Hwy. Multiple-day...Read More
Terrehaven manure application April 19, 2017
11:44 a.m. on 4.91.17, west side of Townline Hwy., within 24 hours before a 78% (NWS MOS P24 of 78) chance of a 1/2-inch or greater (NWS MOS Q24 of 4) rainfall.[caption id="attachment_2085" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Terrehaven Manure Application 4.19.17 prior to Rainfall[/caption]... Read More
April 11, 2017 - The DC Circuit Court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to close a loophole that has allowed hazardous substances released into the environment by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to go unreported. (Court ruling details at link).
“We applaud the DC Circuit Court’s clear decision to enforce this vital environmental safeguard to protect public safety,” said Earthjustice attorney...Read More
ALBANY, N.Y. (CN) — Cows, whose methane-emitting flatulence has been cited as a culprit in global warming, now are being blamed (court filing at link), along with New York’s State Department of Environmental Conservation, for contaminating the state’s water supply with manure.
Riverkeeper and four other groups, including fly fishers and the Sierra Club, sued the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation...Read More
Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the blooms, which are fed by fertilizer and chemicals ending up in Lake Erie after heavy rainfall, had adverse effects on the city of Toledo...Read More
The Citizen, Auburn, NY (auburnpub.com)
More information has come out around manure spills in both the Cayuga and Owasco Lake watersheds last week.Cayuga County Legislature Chairman Keith Batman said Sunnyside Farms, owned by Greg and Neil Rejman, has a reputation for not only being one of the best farms in the area, but in the state. "If there's...Read More