About Industrial Scale Livestock Operations (CAFOs)
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CAFO Workshop Education Materials
- Factory Farms: A Bad Choice for Rural America, a National Trust for Historical Preservation report.
- CAFO`s Uncovered: The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations, a Union of Concerned Scientists report.
- Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America, a Pew Commission report.
- Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, a Pew Commission report.
- Manure From Intensive Livestock Operations: Health and Environmental Concerns, The John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
An Emerging Public Policy: A Proposed IDEM Regulation Governing “Satellite” Manure Lagoons
- Here’s basic information about the Satellite Manure Storage Structures proposed rule.
- Read HEC’s official comments on the Satellite Manure Storage Structures proposed rule.
- HEC Comments on Satellite Manure Storage Structures, Second Notice
- HEC Comments on Satellite Manure Storage Structures, First Notice
Recent articles on SMSS:
Indiana too lax on livestock manure ponds? Indianapolis Star
Our SMSS Mess The Journal Gazette
Non-Point Source Pollution
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Water Quality has completed the 2014-2018 Non-Point Source Management Plan. The U.S. EPA approved the plan on March 14th.
CLICK HERE to access the Non-Point Source Management Plan.
Local Foods Resources
Looking for a Indiana Farmer’s Market? Check out the Indiana Farmers’ Market Directory.
Support your local farmers by joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. View a list of CSA’s in the Indy area.
Existing CFO/CAFO Regulations
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)’s rules regulate how CAFOs are run in Indiana. In 2011, IDEM adopted new rules for CFOs and CAFOs:
- Read IDEM’s rule for Confined Feeding Operations (CFOs)
- Read IDEM’s rule for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)
View a Comparison Chart, highlighting some of the biggest changes made to the new rules.
The Indiana State Chemist has finalized new rules related to the distribution and use of manure as a fertilizer material. Our policy analysis indicates that these rules may undermine county ordinances pertaining to industrial livestock operations known as Confined Feeding Operations or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CFOs or CAFOs).
- Read the State Chemist’s rule for Fertilizer Material Use, Distribution and Recordkeeping.
- Read the State Chemist’s Fertilizer Civil Penalty Schedule.
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