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Toledo Blade, 6/7/2017
COLUMBUS — Toledo-based Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie this morning asserted the Ohio Department of Agriculture has lacked legal authority to issue or enforce permits for more than 200 of the state’s livestock facilities large enough to be classified as concentrated animal feeding operations, or...
Animal Waste in the Great Lakes
Radio Interview: Windsor Morning, CBC News 97.5 FM
One of the larger challenges in running a livestock farm is dealing with waste from the animals. Tony Doucette spoke with Pam Taylor, whose family has farmed land in Lenawee County, Michigan since 1837.
Radio Interview at link. (9:35...Read More
LENAWEE COUNTY, Mich. — Farming is in Pam Taylor’s blood. Her family has been farming in rural Lenawee County on Michigan’s southern border since 1837.
That’s the year Michigan became a state, one surrounded by the most amazing concentration of fresh water in the world. But in recent years, she’s become increasingly worried that those lakes are being threatened by giant “factory...Read More
Toledo Blade, June 3, 2017, SANDY BIHN and KRISSY KASSERMAN
IT IS NO mystery that Ohio faces significant challenges with regard to addressing water pollution. In an agricultural state with large numbers of meat and dairy-producing animals and other farms raising field crops, water is at a particularly high risk of contamination.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators recently...Read More
Terrehaven stockpilingTerrehaven stockpile, 5.17.17, corner of Beecher and Sand Creek, Madison Twp., S. Branch, Raisin, watershed... Read More
Spewing Raw Livestock Sewage - Another Breakfast on the Farm 5/17/17Hartland dragline 5.17.17 North side of Cadmus between Morey and Hughes Hwys
Hartland Farms is down-right spewing raw livestock sewage, back and forth all across the field just like this, no carefully calibrated applicator so no idea of...Read More