Category Archives: Factory Farms (CAFOs)

Eaters Must Join Farmers To Reclaim America’s Food System

Every Iowan should listen to this talk about CAFOs and how they get away with it. There is hope through collective action. Click here to find out how to join the fight in Iowa. “Corporations, which should be the carefully … Continue reading

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Giant North Carolina Hog Corporation Picks Iowa To Ruin

ACTION ALERT FROM   IOWA CITIZENS FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT Ryan Pudenz is the lead representative of Prestage Farms in Iowa. Call him today at (515)233-8200 and tell him that Prestage Farms’ corporate hogs aren’t welcome in Iowa.  See below for more … Continue reading

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The Facts About CAFOs Speak For Themselves

CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) proliferation is ruining Iowa. Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors are fighting hard to save what we have left. Please share this article and help them get the facts out about CAFOs. Letter to Editor … Continue reading

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Free Public Workshop On Corporate vs. Community Rights

We the People Are More Powerful Than We Dare Believe: A Community Rights Workshop with Paul Cienfuegos 100Grannies For A Livable Future and local coalition Environmental Advocates present a FREE and public introductory workshop with National Community Rights Educator Paul … Continue reading

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More CAFOs Are Coming – What Everyone Can Do

Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors Joe Maxwell, Senior Political Director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, addresses the role everyone can play in protecting our communities at the upcoming JFAN Annual Meeting More CAFOs Are Coming – What YOU Can … Continue reading

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“That Family Doesn’t Matter” – Life Next to A Hog Confinement

“I didn’t even put in my garden this year.” You will need ear buds or headphones to listen to this video but it is incredible what you will hear. This woman describes stink so bad they can’t go outside, but … Continue reading

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Will Iowa’s Contaminated Drinking Water Lead To Statewide Public Health Crisis?

Citizens for a Healthy Iowa Elections matter – and the 2014 election results could mean disaster for efforts to clean up & protect Iowa’s rivers, lakes & streams …. our sources of clean drinking water. Senator-Elect Joni Ernst has said … Continue reading

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Iowans Censored By Corporate Owned “Local” Newspaper

The editorial page of your local newspaper is where conversations can occur about local issues and a place where information can be shared neighbor to neighbor.  Local newspapers  are (or should be) the remedy to information polluters like Fox News … Continue reading

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Iowa Water Quality Public Hearings This Week

Here’s a note from CCI: The rule passed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) two weeks ago brings Iowa closer into compliance with the Clean Water Act for the first time ever. But, it can be stronger, and … Continue reading

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Nixing Another CAFO In Johnson County

Ray Slach has applied to build another concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Johnson Couty, this one with more than 2,500 hogs. He already operates CAFOs in Johnson and Cedar Counties, and the size of the proposed facility is big … Continue reading

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