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.

CAFO Discharge and Effluent Regulations

Report from the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel on EPA’s planned proposed rule on national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) and effluent limitation guideline (ELG) regulations for concentrated animal feeding operations. (April 7, 2000)

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Factsheet explaining which producers are required to obtain permits for animal feeding operations in Wyoming. (Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division)

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


Plains Justice

A Great Plains public-interest law center working as advocates for clean, safe, and healthy communities. They’ve recently release a report titled “Public Heath and Livestock Confinements: Identifying Threats to Human Health” that’s a valuable resource to anyone dealing with the effects of CAFOs in their community.

Powder River Basin Resource Council

PRBRC is a grassroots organization of individuals and affiliate groups dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of Wyoming’s agricultural heritage and rural lifestyle, the conservation of Wyoming’s unique natural resources, and the education and empowerment of Wyoming’s citizens through community organizing.