California

Information and Resources

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

This report from the Natural Resources Defense Council examines the environmental and public health consequences of pollution from industrial livestock farms. Includes activist contacts and resources.

California Certified Organic Farmers

Promotes and supports organic agriculture in California and elsewhere.

State Information

Provides state legislative information along with documents related to state and local government. (Washburn University School of Law)

US Farms – State Fact Sheets

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

Water Quality in the Sacramento River Basin, California, 1994-98

Water quality assessment report from the US Geological Survey.

State and Local Government

California Integrated Waste Management Board

Waste discharge requirements applicable to the owner or operator of a waste management unit for the treatment, storage, or disposal of animal waste at confined animal facilities.

California State Water Resources Control Board

Contains information about laws & regulations, including NPDES permits, and water quality issues.

Groups

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

A nonprofit member-activist organization founded in 1978. CAFF political and educational campaigns are building a movement of rural and urban people who foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies, and promotes social justice. Members are urbanites, farmers, environmentalists, rural activists, students, and anyone concerned with the social and environmental dimensions of agriculture.

Regulations