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

Press Release: Lewiston, IL More Errors in Flawed Livestock Permit

LEWISTOWN, IL––MARCH 22, 2016––The citizens group Fulton County Concerned Citizens (FCCC) has issued a renewed demand that the construction permit for a new industrial-scale swine operation be revoked permanently.

Press Release: Lewiston, IL Faulty Hog CAFO Plan Challenged

LEWISTOWN, IL––MARCH 3, 2016––A growing coalition known as the Concerned Residents of Fulton County is standing in opposition to a swine concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) slated to be built near a popular local hiking trail and the city of Lewistown, Illinois.