factory farming

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factory farming

[′fak·trē ‚fär·miŋ]
(agriculture)
Raising livestock indoors under conditions of extremely restricted mobility.
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The potential role of concentrated animal feeding operations in infectious disease epidemics and antibiotic resistance.
Requirements for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, 14 PENN ST.
NCSL believes that agricultural land use decisions should remain the prerogative of the states and that states should take the lead in regulating concentrated animal feeding operations.
In the wake of an outpouring of protest from local residents last year, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed an ordinance requiring among other things that a three-person task force evaluate all permit applications for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), facilities that house at least 1,000 hogs weighing 55 pounds or more.
Visits to Niman Ranch farms and to the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) that provide most of the nation's pork made Ells' decision an easy one.
EPA drops proposed CAFO pollutant guidance: The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed guidance on permitting obligations of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that discharge pollutants.
Plaintiffs, some of whom have owned their farms for well over 100 years and spanning five generations, alleged that relentless and extreme odors emanating from defendants' finishing farm - known as concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs - created an unreasonable nuisance.
I am concerned about the development and content of the Mini-Monograph on Environmental Health Impacts of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) (Bunton et al.
The single discharge plan must comply with the technical discharge plan requirements of New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission Regulations (WQCC), requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Policy for Storage and Disposal of Dairy Wastes, and the Water Quality Act (11).
Provisions in both state and federal law require that factory farms, called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, must either file for an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit, which is required from all point sources discharging pollutants into waters of the United States, or prove that the operation has "no potential to discharge" manure, litter and process wastewater under any circumstances or climatic condition.
More than 230 organizations from 30 states are calling on the Obama administration to do more to protect the nation's waterways from animal waste produced by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
I am pleased that the National Pork Board has read the Mini-Monograph on Environmental Health Impacts of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) (Bunton et al.

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