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Idaho Concerned Area Residents for the Environment – ICARE

Idaho Concerned Area Residents for the Environment (ICARE) stands for clean water, clean air, healthy soil, and healthy communities at home in Idaho and abroad. The organization supports and promotes sustainable farming, the development of strong local and regional foodsheds, transparency and accountability in land-use planning, regulation, and enforcement, equitable global trade, and sane domestic agricultural policy.  ICARE’s approach to these issues focuses on the role of animal production and the meaningful differences between and impacts of traditional livestock farms and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.  Connect with ICARE on Facebook.

Information and Resources

Idaho Rivers United

Information about hog and chicken farms that threaten Idaho water quality from a statewide river conservation group.

Regional Economic Development and Confined Hog Feeding Operations in Cassia County, Idaho

This presentation to the commissioners of Cassia County, Idaho refutes the claims made by Big Sky Farming Group, L.L.C. within their proposal to construct a hog CAFO in the county. (Dr. William Weida, November 1999.)

A Review of the Proposal and Draft DEQ Permit for A Farrow-to-Finish Hog Operation By Big Sky Farms, LLC In Cassia County, Idaho

Big Sky’s proposed hog CAFO was designed to minimize the number of workers, and thus minimize the economic impact on the Mini-Cassia region. (Dr. William Weida, January 2001.)

State Information

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

Suggested Language for Idaho CAFO Legislation

Suggested language for CAFO legislation in Idaho based on language used in Colorado’s Amendment 14. (2000.)

US Farms – State Fact Sheets

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

State and Local Government

Groups

Idaho Concerned Area Residents for the Environment – ICARE

Idaho Concerned Area Residents for the Environment (ICARE) stands for clean water, clean air, healthy soil, and healthy communities at home in Idaho and abroad. The organization supports and promotes sustainable farming, the development of strong local and regional foodsheds, transparency and accountability in land-use planning, regulation, and enforcement, equitable global trade, and sane domestic agricultural policy.  ICARE’s approach to these issues focuses on the role of animal production and the meaningful differences between and impacts of traditional livestock farms and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.  Connect with ICARE on Facebook.

Advocates for the West

This nonprofit conservation law firm uses environmental laws to protect the West’s public lands, rivers, and wildlife. The firm provides advice and legal representation to local, state, regional, and national conservation groups on issues such as water, public lands, endangered species, and energy.

Idaho Conservation League

Works to restore and preserve the waters, wildlands, and wildlife of Idaho – and to protect these resources from pollution created by mega-dairies – through citizen action, public education, and professional advocacy.

Idaho Rural Council

Idaho Rural Council is committed to preserving the economic wellbeing of Idaho’s family farms and rural communities, to building a more sustainable society which will guarantee positive economic and social choices for present and future generations, and to achieving good stewardship of humanity, land, air, and water. The IRC works to educate, organize, and empower farmers and the general public to develop community and state leadership, to build coalitions, and to employ only legal and ethical means consistent with democratic principles to achieve this mission.

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