Information and Resources

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

This Natural Resources Defense Council report describes the environmental and public health impacts of pollution generated by factory farms. Includes activist contacts and resources.

General Permit Requirements for Confined Animal Feeding Operations in Virginia

From the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (July 1996)

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)

State and Local Government


Southern Environmental Law Center

SELC is one of the nation’s leading organizations working to bring industrial hog and poultry factory farms under strong environmental and public health controls.


Administrative Code 9:25-31-130

VPDES Permit Regulations for CAFOs

Administrative Code 9:25-192

General Permits for CAFOs

Water Quality Regulations

Information about water quality regulations and permits from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.