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Why The Farm Bill Was Drafted In Secret

Action Alert from Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) The House’s draft of the Farm Bill is nothing short of a disaster. Members of Congress have turned their backs on our independent farmers and everyday people. Tell your representative to throw … Continue reading

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ALL Iowa Counties Now Have Poor or Very Poor Water Quality

CAFO Action Alert:  For daily CAFO updates, follow Joan Olive on Facebook Want healthy air and water, Iowa? This link will give you the phone/email for your elected officials so you can tell them to support SF2008- Moratorium & HF456 / … 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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More CAFOs Are Coming – What Everyone Can Do

Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors Joe Maxwell, Senior Political Director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, addresses the role everyone can play in protecting our communities at the upcoming JFAN Annual Meeting More CAFOs Are Coming – What YOU Can … Continue reading

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CAFOs: Not Just For Rural Iowa Anymore?

The encroachment continues. There is a proposed huge factory hog farm 5 miles north of Ames and Nevada. Our friend Greta Anderson posted this on FB yesterday: This is the CAFO one mile from my house that I’m fighting. Please, … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Clean Water v. Factory Farms

The Sierra Club Iowa Chapter has waited since September 2007 when it filed a dedelegation petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to develop and approve rules requiring concentrated animal feeding operations … Continue reading

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Millions Of Gallons Of Untreated Manure Coming To Linn County

http://thegazette.com/2013/06/30/dnr-must-not-let-hog-project-advance/ By Deb Theissen It’s like a nightmare that just won’t end. Last October, my husband and I found out that Maschhoff Pork, a giant, out-of-state corporation, was working with our neighbor, Matt Ditch, to build a factory farm right … 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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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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