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Latest CAFO News – All

Manure spill turns portions of West Michigan trout stream ‘ink black’

March 22, 2019

MLive, March 21, 2019

FREEPORT, MI -- Aaron Snell was working to clear a log jam on the Coldwater River when he noticed the water turn murky, “really murky,” he said, “unusually so.”

He traveled about four miles upstream and found the source. The water had turned black from manure.

“By the time we found where it was coming from...

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Most nitrate, coliform in Kewaunee County wells tied to animal waste

March 1, 2019

By Sarah Whites-Koditschek (Wisconsin Public Radio) and Coburn Dukehart (Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism) 2/28/2019

The latest findings from a study of drinking water wells and their surroundings finds manure from cows that is stored or spread on farm fields poses the highest risk for certain contaminants. 

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how dangerous...

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Michigan LCV & Michigan Environmental Council unveil priorities for safe water

January 31, 2019

Michigan League of Conservation Voters and Michigan Environmental Council released their environmental policy focuses for the next 4 years:

► Expand adoption of nutrient management plans and agricultural best management practices that cost-efficiently reduce nutrient loading into surface water; and ensure adopters are actually implementing their plans.
► Work with Ohio, Indiana, and the U.S. EPA to establish a...

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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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