Tag Archives: factory farms

What Is A CAFO?

Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors, Inc. – JFAN This is the first of five videos in a JFAN interview series with Dr. John Ikerd about CAFOs, Iowa’s #1 problem.  Visit Dr. Ikerd’s website here:  johnikerd.com/ “The operation runs like a … Continue reading

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Join Webinar To Learn About The Fight Against Factory Farms

Action alert from CCI: Last week we sued the state of Iowa to clean up the people’s water. This week we’re hosting a webinar to fill you in on the details! Join Iowa CCI, Food & Water Watch, our legal … 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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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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ALEC Behind Iowa’s Ag-Gag Law

ALEC is behind ag-gag and virtually every other horrifying law currently being passed in states around the country including Iowa –  from union-busting and  teacher lay-offs to voter ID and anti-abortion laws.   Remember that Governor-for-life Terry Branstad is a … Continue reading

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“Foodopoly” Author Wenonah Hauter Coming to Iowa

FoodandWaterWatch.org Foodopoly Author Wenonah Hauter Comes to Iowa DES MOINES, IOWA – Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch, will be in Des Moines, Davenport, and Iowa City discussing her new book, … 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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