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

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

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

Press Release: Fulton County Township Drafts Resolution Opposing Massive Illinois Hog Operation Along the Spoon River

Bernadotte Township board members register opposition to planned 20-thousand head swine concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). BERNADOTTE TOWNSHIP, IL––August 22, 2016––Board members of Fulton County’s Bernadotte Township have signed into the public record a resolution opposing the siting… 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

Press Release: Fulton County Residents Learn the Facts about CAFOs in Illinois

Threat of Ipava industrial hog operation rallies community to protect their health, environment and quality of life. IPAVA, IL—JULY 1, 2016—Fulton County residents gathered this week to prepare for a community battle against Runway Ridge, a proposed swine-breeding… Read More

Press Release: Mason City, Iowa: Public Records Sought on Prestage Slaughter Plant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts Chris Petersen, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project 641-425-8760 | chrisp@sraproject.org Group Targets Iowa Economic Development Authority Records on Proposed Prestage Hog Packing Plant for Mason City Public documents sought on state agency’s “regulations, procedures,… Read More