Tag Archives: CAFOs

Francis Thicke Warns of Corporate Takeover of Organic Farming

keepthesoilinorganic/ We all suffered a terrible defeat for organic farming at the Jacksonville National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting last week when hydroponics was welcomed into organic certification. At the end of the meeting, Francis Thicke gave his farewell address. … Continue reading

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Pork and Politics In Iowa 2017

Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors, Inc. – JFAN Johnson County Supervisor Mike Carberry on organizing for better legislation and supporting public officials with backbone at the October 19, 2017 JFAN Annual Meeting, “Breaking the Grip of Corporate Agriculture on Rural … Continue reading

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GOP, Koch Money Focusing On Down Ballot Races

They know they can get what they want through Republican governors and GOP controlled state legislatures.  This is why in 2016 Iowa activists should be focusing on the state senate and house races.  Click  here for more info.  http://iowademocrats.org/about/candidates/ Translation: … 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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CCI Schools Jack Hatch On Factory Farms

A note from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement – Gubernatorial candidate Sen. Jack Hatch now has a better understanding of the impact factory farms have on everyday Iowans and their communities. On Saturday, nine CCI Action members took Senator Hatch … Continue reading

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Stop The King Amendment

From our inbox: Stop The Factory Farm Protection Act A petition to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) Please join us in opposition to Rep. King’s Factory Farm Protection Act by signing this petition. There re 14,655 signatures.  345 signatures still needed. … Continue reading

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Report Links Antibiotics In Livestock To Human Deaths

sfgate.com [click here to see chart of how antibiotic resistance is spread] Washington — The Centers for Disease Control on Monday confirmed a link between routine use of antibiotics in livestock and growing bacterial resistance that is killing at least … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI and Iowa Politics

Trish Nelson, regular editor of Blog for Iowa, posted this photo on the Internet, reminding us that there is a world outside the confines of what Al Gore described as “the worldwide digital communications, Internet, and computer revolutions (which) have … Continue reading

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Is Iowa Any Better Than China When It Comes To Hog Scandals?

We think probably not.  Here is an excerpt of an article by Tom Philpott at MotherJones.com  about China’s dead-hog scandal and how Iowa and the U.S. compare.  Consider Iowa, which houses around 18 million hogs, making it our most hog-intensive … Continue reading

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Iowans Plead With CAFO Farmer To Spare Them

by Francis Thicke, reposted with permission.  Follow Francis on FB. Last night I witnessed an incredible hearing on two proposed CAFOs to be built near Batavia — totaling 10,000 hogs – in Wapello County. About 50 neighbors of the farmer … Continue reading

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