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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The algae bloom in parts of Lake Erie this summer didn't come close to matching the record-breaking one from a year ago that covered an area roughly the size of New York City.
That's because the spring and early summer months this year lacked the rainfall that has in recent years swept huge amounts phosphorus-filled farm...Read More
"A Good Neighbor increases the Value of your Property" (Nebraska Czech)
Unless you live in Lenawee County!
Hartland Farms "Free" Waste Disposal
As reported: "Truly nauseating, hair and clothing clinging stench from manure lagoon
solids first stockpiled and then spread on Merilatt fields by Hartland
Farms the last few days. I visited Cadmus today and could hardly...
Farmers Dumping a Flood of Milk, Wall Street Journal, 10/13/16, page C1
"Farmers in the U.S. are pouring out tens of gallons of excess milk, amid a massive glut that has slashed prices and has filled warehouses with cheese.
More than 43 million gallons’ worth of milk were dumped in fields, manure lagoons or animal feed, or have been lost on truck routes...Read More
Resident Reports Spreading of Filth in Pittsford Township, MI (Hillsdale County) 10/10/16
Tankers coming and going from Milk Source' Hudson Dairy (verified by following tankers back to Hudson Dairy) every 2 - 4 minutes from 2pm on way to Hudson until well into evening. 3 tankers at a time were observed on the field between Nye and Elm at 2pm. Continual draglining...
Excerpts from the Michael Pollan's essay, NY Times, 10/9/2016
This essay describes the 8 year failure of the Obamas to address the problems with the US food supply:
- Subsidized monocultures of corn and soy
- Guzzling huge amounts of fossil fuel
- Emitted 1/3 of greenhouse gases
- Feedlot meat and processed foods of all kinds responsible for steep rise in health care costs: A substantial portion of what we spend... Read More
"Ethanol Effect", Sunday, October 9, 9 PM (Detroit Public TV - WTVS-56), hosted by David Biello, TED Talks, Science Curator. Preview at Link.
Tune in or Set your DVR to record this 1 hour documentary about the impact of corn used to make fuel (Ethanol) Lenawee County is featured.
Highlights: Government subsidies, impact of ethanol production on the environment, and local...Read More
WWJD about CAFOs? 11/16/16: Sienna Heights speaker discuss Pope Francis guidance: Environment, Climate Change
Pope Francis' Laudato Si and the Moral Responsibility to protect our Common Home
Speaker: Anthony Annett, PhD
Wed 11/16/2016 7 PM, Dominican Hall (Rueckert) Auditorium, Siena Heights College, Adrian, Michigan (map at link)
Only available during the day? Meet & Greet 9 - 10 AM OR Brown Bag Lunch noon - 1:30 PM (Location & Details at Link)
Lenawee & Hillsdale County's CAFOs...Read More
Cock Fight: Chicken farmer's losses with Perdue (Big Ag)
A farmers' experience raising 725,000 chickens (annually) as a contract chicken farmer with Perdue (22 years chicken farming, 30+ recognition as "Top Producer").
Highlights of the videos:
- 71% of contract chicken farmers live at or below the poverty line.
- Tournament System is the payment method that Perdue groups farmers into that results in reimbursing farmer... Read More
CAFO owners may have missed this 12/23/15 warning from Michigan Farm News about hiring illegal workers:
Illegal Michigan dairy farm workers focus of ICE investigation
A three-year investigation by federal authorities has resulted in a Sanilac County (Michigan) couple facing federal criminal conspiracy charges for transporting and harboring illegal aliens. It should also serve as a reminder to all Michigan farmers to...Read More