Tag Archives: CAFOs

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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Is Your Community About To Be Corporate Factory-Farmed? Find Out About “Rights-Based” Organizing

If your community is going to be “hydro-fracked, factory-farmed, used as a dumping ground for sewage sludge, drilled for corporate water withdrawals, used as a laboratory for genetically modified seeds; used for a transmission line, pipeline, or other energy project … Continue reading

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5,600 Head Factory Farm Permit Denied In Linn County

“We will not tolerate any more factory farms in our community,” said Regina Behmlander, a CCI member from Center Point who has helped galvanize community opposition to the proposal.  “We will continue to fight any attempt by any party to … Continue reading

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Is It Possible To Fight Factory Farming And Retain “Iowa Nice”?

Say what you will about CCI, there is no other grassroots group that we know of fighting factory farms in Iowa.   Iowacci.org The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)  issued a formal response yesterday to a July investigative report by … Continue reading

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