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Banks pressured to tighten climate strategies for agriculture sector

Banks pressured to tighten climate strategies for agriculture sector

Despite constituting a small fraction of their portfolios, big banks' financing of the industrial livestock industry plays a disproportionately large role in global greenhouse emissions, a recent environmental report reveals.

Meg Duff reports for Capital & Main.

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Wendy Johnson: Farmers want climate resilience, but GOP lawmakers want to redirect billions in conservation funds

Republicans in Washington are using farm bill negotiations to redirect billions of dollars in IRA funding away from climate-smart farming and toward business-as-usual commodity programs.
Opposition to CAFOs mounts across the nation

Opposition to CAFOs mounts across the nation

Toxic manure discharges from large livestock operations is major source of water pollution.

Scaling up: 4 ways hog farms changed since the 1990s
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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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Your pet is fueling factory farms

Mitigating the effects of our meat consumption will take more than just altering human diets.
Biogas expansion may compound worker risks

Biogas expansion may compound worker risks

Government incentives are driving larger, more crowded CAFOs—while protections for the workers inside lag behind.
Can a court compel the EPA to protect communities of color from CAFO pollution?

Can a court compel the EPA to protect communities of color from CAFO pollution?

Only a third of factory farms have permits to discharge waste into water, soil, and air. A new legal effort from environmental groups seeks enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
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