SRAP Board Member Nancy Utesch: Wisconsin DNR’s low-key response to Kewaunee County water crisis not nearly enough

Opinion The Capital Times | June 10, 2017 The Department of Natural Resources’ recent low-key roll-out of help for Kewaunee County residents dealing with contamination so great that they cannot drink nor should they bathe in their water… Read More

PRESS CONFERENCE: Schuyler County IL Citizens Speak Out to Oppose Planned Olive Branch Acres Industrial Hog Operation

Concerns over the impact of proposed 20,000-head swine confinement near Littleton; public health threats & environmental risks fuel local opposition WHAT:       An open-air press conference & public testimony by local residents & farmers against the proposed Olive… Read More

May 30, 2017: SRAP News From the Field

Chickens, Hogs, and Manure Oh My…. Factory farms continue to expand across the country, but citizens aren’t taking this sitting down. In the past month, we received calls for help from communities in Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Ohio, and… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Federal Funds Keep Michigan Factory Farm Pollution Flowing

New mapping report documents industrial livestock operation waste & Farm Bill subsidies LANSING, MI––MAY 24, 2017––Today, the Less=More Coalition released A Watershed Moment, a report and interactive mapping project documenting how Michigan industrial livestock operations received millions of… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Schuyler County IL Residents ‘CARE’ About Their Future

Health & welfare risks of proposed hog CAFO sparks community outreach & public gathering tonight RUSHVILLE, IL–– MAY 8, 2017––The Schuyler County citizens group, Citizens Against Ruining Environments (CARE), is organizing the public to oppose a massive concentrated… Read More

MEDIA ALERT – UNDER CONTRACT: Poultry Industry Whistleblower to Speak at Wicomico County, MD Public Event on May 3rd

Nationally-recognized former Perdue contract grower brings personal story & new documentary film to Salisbury to tell the untold truth of the industrial poultry business WHAT: An evening of public education & conversation on the real-world facts of contract… Read More

April 12, 2017: SRAP News From the Field

Good News, Bad News, Chickens  & More Cows… Since we last wrote, rural communities in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Virginia have been threatened by new factory farms. The SRAP team has been working… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Gordon County GA Residents Call on Commissioners to Address Protections from Growing Health & Safety Risks of Industrial Poultry Operations

CALHOUN, GA ––APRIL 12, 2017­­––Supported by peer-reviewed scientific research and expert perspective on the impacts of industrial poultry operations provided in a letter delivered to the Gordon County Commissioners from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Center… Read More

PRESS RELEASE – Howard County IA Residents Fighting Reicks Factory Farm

DES MOINES, IA – APRIL 5, 2017 – A group of citizens is banding together to stop a new hog factory by Reicks View Farms in Howard County. At 2,499 head of hogs, the confinement is one hog under… Read More

MEDIA ALERT – SRAP Board Member Dr. John Ikerd to Speak in Sterling NE on April 8

Proposed new poultry operation with 4 industrial-sized barns means quality of life changes;  potential health risks & environmental hazards from the waste of half-million chickens per year WHAT:       A community public information meeting with a nationally recognized… Read More