Tag Archives: CAFOs in Iowa

Join The Factory Farm Resistance This Holiday Season

Please consider joining this action. CCI is leading the fight to save Iowa from becoming wall to wall CAFOs. Follow CCI on Facebook ### We’re ready to stand with you to build the movement for clean water, a factory farm … Continue reading

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Iowa Needs CAFO Moratorium

This letter to the editor by Joan Olive of Spirit Lake, Iowa, appeared in the Quad City Times November 22, 2017. If factory farms are so safe, why is the Pork Producers filing suit to block a regulation requiring a … Continue reading

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Constitutionality of Iowa’s “Ag-gag” Law Challenged

“’An especially grievous harm to our democracy occurs when the government uses the power of the criminal laws to target unpopular speech to protect those with power—which is exactly what this law is about. Ag gag clearly is a violation … Continue reading

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Sing Along With The CAFO Song

Posted by Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors. Follow them on Facebook. “And now for a musical interlude….a community member in Devil’s Lake, ND singing about the CAFO threatening their area but the message is universal for Iowans also troubled by … Continue reading

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Two Factory Farms Denied In Cerro Gordo And Mitchell County

Here is a note from CCI, Citizens for Community Improvement: This week, we had some tremendous victories to put People & Planet before factory farm polluters! Here are some exciting updates to brighten your day. 88 counties in Iowa passed … Continue reading

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How Local Communities Are Dismantling Corporate Rule

Is a Truly Sustainable Society Achievable As Long As Corporate Rights Outstrip the Rights of People? Community Rights Presentation Paul Cienfuegos National Community Rights Educator Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7 PM Iowa City Public Library, Room A You will learn: … Continue reading

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Action Alert: DNR Factory Farm Rules Review

Action Alert from Iowa Citizens for Commuinity Improvement (CCI) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reviews factory farm rules once every five years. This is our chance to strengthen the rules and hold factory farms accountable! We need YOU … Continue reading

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Factory Farms (CAFOs) Destroy Communities

Visit sraproject.org Factory farms, officially called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), make the worst possible neighbors. People forced to live close to CAFOs often report becoming sick from toxic gases produced by decomposing animal waste. They can’t even enjoy their … Continue reading

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The Real And True Consequences Of CAFOs

This letter to the editor of a local Iowa newspaper will blow you away. https://www.waukonstandard.com/articles/2016/04/06/letter-editor-health-concerns-regarding-proposed-cafo-swine-allamakee-county To the Editor: The proposal by Reicks Farms for the Confinement Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) filled with swine to be built in Allamakee County on … Continue reading

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Spy Drones Expose The Horrors Of Factory Farms

The Citizen Drone Project – directed by Speciesism: The Movie filmmaker Mark Devries – uses spy drones to expose the hidden practices of companies that are putting the health and lives of everyday citizens in danger. Its debut investigation, Spy … Continue reading

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