General Resources

Alabama Animal Waste Management

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s site dedicated to providing timely planning and management information to those interested in animal waste management in Alabama. It includes the AFO/CAFO rules and other information about animal manure waste management in pdf and html format.

Alabama Animal Waste Management Engineering

Summary of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management CAFO rules.

America’s Animal Factories: How States Fail to Prevent Pollution from Livestock Waste

A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council which examines the environmental and health consequences of pollution from industrial livestock farms, as well as the efforts to curtail it. Includes activist contacts and resources.

Bama Environmental News

Alabama’s resource for environmental news. Includes news and information, as well as links to state media outlets and over 90 environmental and public interest groups.

State Information

Documents relating to state and local government, and legislative information from Alabama to Colorado. (Washburn University School of Law)

US Farms – State Fact Sheets

Links for each state, with current information on farm size, financial status, rural employment, land use, and more. (USDA)

Government and Legislation


Sand Mountain Concerned Citizens

Works to educate the Alabama and Tennessee communities on Sand Mountain to stop the operation of corporate hog farms.

Southern Environmental Law Center

Works to bring industrial hog and poultry factory farms under strong environmental and public health regulation.


Water Quality Program CAFO Rule (NPDES Regulations)