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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Assessment of an aerosol treatment to improve air quality in a swine concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO).
During the last fiscal year, October 2003 to September 2004, Oregon had 600 permitted concentrated animal feeding operations.
Health Effects of Airborne Exposures from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, 115 Envtl Health Persp.
18) Small, family-owned and operated farms began to transition into factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations ("CAFOs"), at the end of World War II when agricultural scientists worried about the supply of food for its citizens.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitation Guidelines and Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs); Final Rule" Federal Resister 68 (February 12, 2003).
In many parts of the world "traditional" forms of animal agriculture have, to a certain extent, been replaced by a "landless", high-density, industrial-styled animal production system, exemplified by the phenomenon known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).
Two types of animal feeding facilities (AFFs) are required to be permitted in Ohio: concentrated animal feeding facilities (CAFFs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Fox said she started advocating for animals after studying the environmental effects of concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.
Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms, are the most rapidly growing system of farm animal production.
Such a solution could also benefit industrial-scale livestock handlers in the United States, who have seen ever-tighter environmental regulations governing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
EPA's 2008 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) rule includes a process that allows a CAFO to self-certify as a "no potential discharge" facility.
An example is the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) rules related to federal water quality requirements, which were revised by EPA in 2003, subsequently challenged in court and revised again.

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