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

March 14, 2017: SRAP News from the Field

 Pigs, Poultry, Petitions, Pollution & Public Education Since our last newsletter, SRAP has received seven new SOS calls for help from community members living in Minnesota, Maryland, Missouri, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Nebraska.The cumulative impact of the… Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Nationally-Recognized Poultry Contract-Grower & Industry Whistleblower to Speak at New Series of NE Informational Meetings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2017 FREMONT, NE––As the proposed Costco-owned chicken processing operation in Fremont continues to be discussed and challenged by local residents, farmers and their families from surrounding Nebraska counties are weighing the benefits and… Read More

MEDIA ALERT: “Manure to Energy”: Who Really Gets Burned?

A Lower Eastern Shore community forum on the environmental & public health risks of industrial chicken manure incineration schemes WHAT:       Listen to expert testimony & learn about the scientific and real-world community impacts of “Manure to Energy”… Read More

UNDER CONTRACT: Poultry Industry Whistleblower to Speak at Cecil County Community Event on Wednesday, 3/8

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

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