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Latest CAFO News – All

500,000 gallons of manure: Spill near Coldwater River marks second incident in past year

January 19, 2019

Large manure spill near Coldwater River marks second incident in past year / 1-17-19 

Christian Yonkers, Contributing Writer

Thu, Jan 17, 2019
A recent spill resulted in approximately 500,000 gallons of liquid manure released into surrounding fields and wetlands. An estimated 50,000-100,000 gallons...

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How to start the New Year off all wrong!

January 17, 2019


 January 17, 2019 – Here’s what’s happening in Michigan’s Winter Wonderland.  Fluffy snow, lakes and ponds freezing over.  Used to be time for winter outdoor fun.  Not so much any more here, unless you like being slathered in livestock sewage.Bakerlad_20190117A

Putrid stench for miles around.  Bakerlads stockpiling manure on frozen, snow-covered ground....

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Adrian, MI drinking water: 2nd positive cyanobacteria sample found, plus Bacteroides

December 31, 2018

December 31, 2018
Contact: Brittney Dulbs, 517.442.5294
              Pam Taylor, 517.270.2419


Adrian, Michigan (Dec. 31, 2018) - The second batch of test results for cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)...

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The Sights and Smells of Christmas Are Different in CAFO-Land

December 13, 2018

The Sights and Smells of Christmas Are Different in CAFO-Land
December 13, 2018

east side of Springville Hwy. between Woerner and Rome Rds.(Raisin)

Part of a series of manure applications, exceptionally stinky, east side of Springville Hwy. between Woerner and Rome Rds., Rome Twp. (Raisin)

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The Grinch Comes to Lenawee County, Dec 11, 2018

December 11, 2018

The Grinch Comes to Lenawee County 

Many Grinches, spreading their Christmas manure all over the place.

Manure dump box on Shaffer property.N side of M-34 just west of Morey Hwy.

Manure dump box on Schaffner property, ready to go, for liquid manure dragline operation, north side of M-34 just west of Morey Hwy....

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FINALLY! 10.31.2018

November 1, 2018

FINALLY! October 31, 2018

After 5 years under a Consent Order, Terrehaven Farms (Hunt Rd., Black Creek/Wolf Creek/Raisin) finally removes one of its many trouble spots!

Long-time viewers will remember runoff incidents to Pineview Dr. residents’ yards (to the east) in 2014 and 2015, pictured here. Red arrows show the source of the runoff coming from the Terrehaven...

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Overwhelmed by a deluge 10.31.2018

November 1, 2018

October 31, 2018
Overwhelmed by a deluge 

Not just rain. Manure. The worst yet, all at once. Confined livestock facilities store their waste in stockpiles, open cesspits (“lagoons”) to which millions of gallons of clean groundwater are added to make it easier to store and pump through application equipment, or in pits underneath the slatted floors of hog barns....

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NW Oregon Mega-Dairy to shut down: Manure & Waste violations

October 26, 2018

OPB BY Courtney Flatt; Northwest Public Broadcasting

A troubled mega-dairy in Oregon has announced its plans to shut down. After racking up multiple environmental violations, Lost Valley Farm’s owner has been fired and a trustee wants to sell the property.

Lost Valley Farm promised to be one of the largest dairies in the Northwest, proposing a 30,000-cow operation, bringing...

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Terrehaven Violation Notice 10.3.2018

October 16, 2018

Terrehaven Violation Notice 10.2.2018, CAFO inspection 7.31.2018

October 2, 2018 – 4708  MDEQ issued another Violation Notice to Terrehaven Farms, letter dated Oct. 2, 2018.  Terrehaven has been operating under an Administrative Consent Order (ACO) since Nov. 6, 2013, during which time it has received several citations for discharges, improper waste containment, and improper application of waste.  This time,...

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Massive stench alert: New Flevo/Waterlands

October 5, 2018

October 5, 2018

Massive stench alert, liquid dragline manure application on New Flevo/Waterlands fields on the north side of M34 between Sword and Whig Hwys., Dover Township.  Field isn’t finished yet, even with incorporation it still stinks.  This is gonna be miserable for the neighbors for a while.  Since most of these farms didn’t have a chance to completely empty the...

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