Category Archives: Factory Farms

Retailers Want to Own Farmers – CAFOs Fill the Bill

By: Jim Goodman, organic dairy/beef farmer near Wonewoc, WI, board member of Family Farm Defenders and new president of the National Family Farm Coalition As dairy farmers have seen many times in the past, a glut of milk has flooded … Continue reading

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‘‍Stink In’ protest brings visibility to CAFO concerns

By Jim Massey, Country Today, 11/16/2015 MADISON — Peo­ple op­posed to the ex­pan­sion of con­cen­trated an­i­mal feed­ing op­er­a­tions in Wis­con­sin brought their mes­sage to the state Capi­tol steps Nov. 7 with what they called a “Stink In” protest. About 100 … Continue reading

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Citizens shouldn’t have to force DNR to enforce water laws

By: Jim Goodman, Wonewoc, WI dairy farmer and FFD board member Captimes (Madison, WI), 11/13/14 Wisconsin has over 220 dairy concentrated animal feeding operations, CAFOs, and according to the Department of Natural Resources there are about 30 more applications pending. … Continue reading

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Tipping the ‘sacred cow’: Report calls out big-money agribusiness interests, pushes for CAFO moratorium

By: Danielle Endvick, Country Today, 12/9/2013 A report recently released by the Wisconsin Environment Research and Policy Center, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group, links more large dairy operations in Wisconsin and the weakening of the state’s clean water standards … Continue reading

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Special Fund Raising Appeal! Support Friends of the Central Sands in Their Historic Legal Challenge to the Richfield CAFO

It has been two years since Family Farm Defenders (FFD) joined the Friends of the Central Sands (FOCS) in challenging the construction of a large confined animal feeding operation or CAFO in the Central Sands of Wisconsin. We challenged the … Continue reading

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