Posts Tagged ‘Dairy’

Coalition Opposes State Approval of Mega-Dairy Permit »

March 31st, 2017: Today, March 31, 2017, the State of Oregon issued the Oregon Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Individual National Pollutant Discharge System (NPDES) Permit for Lost Valley Farm. The Oregon Legislature can fix this loophole by passing SB 197, a bill that would end unchecked pollution from mega dairies.


March 9th, 2017: A coalition of groups fighting large-scale factory farms in Oregon will host a press conference in support of Oregon Senate Bill (SB) 197 prior to the legislative hearing at the Capitol. SB 197 would require the Environmental Quality Commission to adopt by rule a program for regulating air contaminant emissions from dairy confined animal feeding operations consistent with the recommendations of a 2008 Governor-appointed Task Force on the issue.

Factory Farms Threaten Water, Air »

September 26th, 2016: Factory farms across the country are contaminating rivers and underground drinking water sources with bacteria, nitrates, phosphorus, and pharmaceuticals. Unlike human waste, which must go to a wastewater treatment plant, factory farms can store waste outdoors and apply waste to farmland, where it can leach into groundwater or flush into nearby rivers and streams.

Factory Farm Industry Eyes Oregon »

September 26th, 2016: Oregon is already home to one of the nation’s largest dairy factory farms—the 70,000 head Three Mile Canyon Farms in Morrow County. Now California-based dairy operators want to convert nearly 6,000 acres of former tree farm near Three Mile Canyon and operate the state’s second largest dairy, Lost Valley Ranch. According to government filings, Lost Valley Ranch estimates it would generate 187 million gallons of manure annually.