February 8, 2017 SRAP News from the Field

 There’s a Lot Happening in the Field The New Year has started off with a bang. We continue to respond to calls for help because of new factory farms coming to town. Since the beginning of the year,… Read More

MEDIA ALERT – Illinois Farmers and Citizens to Call for Legislature to Fix Broken Factory Farm System

Statewide community leaders to take on laws promoting irresponsible industrial livestock growth; damage to public health, rural air & water quality, economy and quality of life  WHAT:  Illinois farmers and rural community leaders impacted by the state’s factory… Read More

January 2017: SRAP News From The Field

We’re Standing With You The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) team has entered the New Year with a renewed commitment to support rural communities across the country working to protect themselves from the damages caused by factory farms. … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Arizona Resident Appeals, Wins Favorable Order on Hickman Egg Operation from Maricopa County Air Pollution Hearing Board

Hickman facility potentially operating without valid accounting of harmful industrial henhouse emissions; County ordered to review compliance with federal Clean Air Act PHOENIX, AZ—December 20, 2016—The Maricopa County Air Pollution Hearing Board (APHB) quietly issued an important and… Read More

Please remember SRAP in your year end giving

December 2016 Dear Friend: Thank you for your support of the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) over the last year. Together, we are growing a movement in rural communities across America that is working to stop the unfettered… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Appellate Court Ends Nearly 3-Year Miscarriage of Justice for Two Illinois Citizens

SPRINGFIELD, IL––December 8, 2016––The Fourth District Appellate Court did in minutes what could not be undone in more than two and a half years of legal wrangling over a criminal contempt charge leveled against Illinois citizens Karen Hudson and Susan Turner. Hudson and… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Maricopa County Residents to Board of Supervisors Chair Hickman: Withdraw from All Air Quality, Environmental Decisions

Citizen petition demands industrial ag executive recuse himself to “avoid further conflicts of interest”; STOPP cites ongoing federal Clean Air Act investigation of Hickman Family Farms Tonopah, AZ—September 21, 2016—Today, members of the Arizona community group STOPP Inc…. Read More

MEDIA ALERT – Tonopah Residents Petition for Clint Hickman Withdrawal from Maricopa County Air & Environmental Issues

Industrial ag executive & Board of Supervisors chair in conflict-of-interest with community health decisions; STOPP cites ongoing EPA Clean Air Act inquiry of Hickman Family Farms WHAT:     The community group STOPP (Save Tonopah Oppose Poultry Plant) will deliver… Read More

Minnesota: National Groups Support Family Farmers’ Appeal Against Factory Farm

 26 July 2016:  For Immediate Release St. Paul, Minnesota  A coalition of the nation’s leading public health and environmental groups, in an unprecedented action, joined a lifelong family farmer’s legal efforts to address the negative impacts associated with… Read More

Illegal Blighting Lawsuit Filed by Fremont Citizens in Costco Poultry Plant Fight

Due process violations alleged; Temporary injunction requested to halt further city development of massive animal operation that would process more than 300-thousand chickens per day   FREMONT, NE––JULY 26, 2016––Three members of the citizens group Nebraska Communities United… Read More