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Scaling up: 4 ways hog farms changed since the 1990s

The pork industry shifted dramatically over the past three decades. A USDA report tracks how the industry moved away from small operations to CAFOs, production contracts and specialization.

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Oregon DEQ: Don’t regulate dairy air emissions just yet

DEQ said it does not have funding to design and implement a regulatory program.
Conservation dollars funding CAFOs instead of soil health

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As massive livestock operations move in, fighting them gets harder for rural neighbors

In recent years, changes in law and regulation have made it easier to build concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, in Missouri.
One Michigan county tells the story of a nation plagued by water pollution
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One Michigan county tells the story of a nation plagued by water pollution

Farms housing thousands of animals are one of several sources contaminating the Pine River and dividing a mid-Michigan community.

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