Information and Resources
This report from the Natural Resources Defense Council examines the environmental and health consequences of pollution from industrial livestock farms. Includes activist contacts and resources.
An analysis of the economic impact to property values of real estate located in proximity to a CAFO. In this report, Dr. John A. Kilpatrick, a certified real estate appraiser with Greenfield Advisors LLC, details the impact to both the value and marketability of properties located nearby or surrounding a chicken animal operation.
An evaluation and comparison of several odor-reduction technologies that are used to facilitate compliance with the odor control provisions of Colorado’s Amendment 14. (Brad Walker, AgSkill, Inc., August 2001.)
Provides state legislative information along with documents related to state and local government. (Washburn University School of Law.)
Links for each state, with current information about farm size, financial status, rural employment, land use, and more. (USDA.)
Water quality assessment reports from the US Geological Survey.
State and Local Government
- Colorado Air Pollution Control Division
- Colorado Department of Agriculture
- Colorado Department of Natural Resources
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – Includes information about Amendments 13 & 14.
- Colorado State Engineer’s Office
- Colorado Water Quality Control Division
- County Links for Colorado
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- Amendments #13 and #14: concerning state regulation of livestock production and large swine-production facilities – Additional information about the CAFO regulation Amendment 14 provided by the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.
- Feedlot Certification Act – Rules and regulations for operation of a cattle feedlot.
- Housed Commercial Swine Feeding Operations – Air & water regulations for hog farms.
- Regulation #2: Odor emissions