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Radio Interview: Animal Waste in the Great Lakes: CBC News

June 10, 2017

Animal Waste in the Great Lakes

Radio Interview: Windsor Morning, CBC News 97.5 FM
Windsor, Canada

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...

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Michigan activists shine light on factory farms in bid to protect lakes

June 8, 2017

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...

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The Great Lakes are being poisoned by poop – Detroit Metro Times

June 8, 2017

The Great Lakes are being poisoned by poop 

Pam Taylor, a woman I admire a great deal, lives in a rural community in Lenawee County, not far from the Ohio border, a place where her family has been farming since 1837.

You wouldn't call her lifestyle wild and crazy. A...

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Government needs to stand up to Big Ag – Toledo Blade

June 4, 2017

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...

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Drowning in manure

May 27, 2017

By JACK LESSENBERRY, Michigan Public Radio...

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Terrehaven stockpiles manure, not incorporating into Soil, 5.17.17

May 17, 2017

 

Terrehaven stockpile, 5.17.17, corner of Beecher and Sand Creek, Madison Twp., S. Branch, Raisin, watershed

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Hartland Farms: Spewing raw livestock sewage on fields

May 17, 2017

Spewing Raw Livestock Sewage - Another Breakfast on the Farm 5/17/17

Hartland Dragooning of Liquid Manure Hartland 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...

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Bakerlads Practice: Dragline manure injection application on no-till field

May 17, 2017

Bakerlads dragline manure injection application on no-till field, 5.17.17, east side of Morey between Plank and Beecher, Dover Twp., S. Branch, Raisin, watershed Bakerlads dragline manure injection application on no-till field, 5.17.17, east side of Morey between Plank and Beecher, Dover Twp., S. Branch, Raisin, watershed

Liquid Manure, Drain Tiles, and Boosting Dissolved Phosphorus

Despite...

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Tour of CAFO sites prompts debate – Toledo Blade

May 3, 2017

Group: More attention must be paid to tiny dissolved reactive phosphorus

HUDSON, Mich. — Twenty-one people participated in an extensive driving tour Monday around concentrated animal feeding operations — or CAFOs — on Monday.

Attendees included Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz and Ohio Rep. Michael Sheehy (D., Oregon). It was the second annual CAFO tour sponsored...

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