Our food system is harming Hoosiers and our environment.

Within the last few decades, the United States went from raising livestock on traditional farms owned by farm families, to “producing” livestock in highly mechanized, industrial operations controlled by a handful of giant corporations. Indiana is home to nearly 2,000 of these industrial-scale animal factories known as concentrated animal feeding operations (“CAFOs,”) or factory farms. A CAFO warehouses at least 1,000 cattle, 2,500 swine, or 100,000 fowl in a confined space. Today, more than 85% of all livestock “produced” in Indiana come from factory farms.