Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Missouri Outlaws Rural Residents' Last Line of Protection Against CAFOs
Under the new law, local standards regulating industrial-scale livestock operations cannot be stricter than any of those set by the state.
More States Are Restricting Who Can Sue Agriculture Operations
Six states are restricting lawsuits against concentrated animal feeding operations in ways that will disproportionately affect low-income communities.
North Carolinians Want to Hold Companies and Regulators Accountable for Toxic Hog Waste
Hog farms in North Carolina produce 10 billion gallons of untreated, toxic waste each year—and much of it ends up in the state's waterways.
California's Proposition 12 Could Be the Latest Measure to Restrict Factory Farming
While legislation that restricts agriculture can be a tough sell, appeals to animals' poor living conditions have had success with voters.
Hurricane Florence Has Already Flooded Pits of Toxic Waste in North Carolina
State agencies and environmental groups have recorded several breached or overflowing hog-waste pits and coal ash ponds—and the floodwaters are still rising.
North Carolina's Hog Waste Problem Has a Long History. Why Wasn't It Solved in Time for Hurricane Florence?
The hog industry is changing, but, as Hurricane Florence hits, history may be doomed to repeat itself.