Tag Archives: factory farms

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

Posted in Calls to Action, Environment Iowa, Local Control | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Iowans Determined To Stop Giant Factory Farm In Linn County

Say what you will about CCI… do you know anyone else trying to keep the state of Iowa from being overrun by gigantic factory farms?  Surely anyone can support that.  We can. Thanks, CCI. Linn County Citizens for Community Improvement … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Farming | Tagged , ,

Six Important Progressive Actions In Iowa This Week

From CCI: Dept. of Natural Resources factory farm hearings, Des Moines and Iowa City Last Thursday, we scored a victory when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that our Iowa DNR is lacking in enforcement and regulation of factory farms … Continue reading

Posted in ICCI | Tagged , , , , , ,

Friday Food Talk: Poweshiek County Fights North Carolina Factory Hog Farm

Iowa Citiizens For Community Improvement  CCI.org Yesterday, 56 Poweshiek County Iowa CCI members packed their Board of Supervisor’s meeting to tell them to deny a proposed Prestage Farms hog factory expansion. The meeting was extremely powerful, with almost everyone in … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Greed, Farming | Tagged , , , , , ,

Union County Says No To Another Factory Farm

Radio Iowa The Union County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to recommend that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources deny permits for two proposed 5,000 head hog farms. CCI state policy director, Adam Mason, says the Union County vote … Continue reading

Posted in Farming | Tagged , , ,

This Week On The Fallon Forum: The Coming Proliferation of Hog Confinements

Ed is still doing great progressive talk radio.  Check here for the Fallon Forum weekly broadcast schedule each and every Monday.  You can livestream The Fallon Forum at http://www.fallonforum.com or WRLD.TV from 12:00-1:00, Monday-Friday. Podcasts available, too.) Dear Friends, Monday, … Continue reading

Posted in Ed Fallon, Fallon Forum | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Neighbors Stop Proposed 5,000-head Cargill-Backed Hog Factory In Dallas County

CCI – Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement: Over the last two weeks, we’ve been working with about 60 people in the area to stop a 5,000-head Cargill-backed hog factory. And, yesterday [Tuesday], a Dallas County Supervisor hand-delivered the official word … Continue reading

Posted in Farming | Tagged , , , ,