Easterday Fraud Allegations Dispel ‘Lone Bad Actor’ Mega-Dairy Myth

“Imaginary cow” scandal shines spotlight on urgent need for a mega-dairy moratorium  Salem, OR - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. is suing Easterday Ranches after losing more than $225 million dollars in imaginary feed, calves and cattle. The scandal came to light as Easterday expects to receive a draft permit any day from the Oregon Department … Continue reading Easterday Fraud Allegations Dispel ‘Lone Bad Actor’ Mega-Dairy Myth

Mega-dairy moratorium bills introduced in Oregon state legislature.

Stand Up To Factory Farms coalition urges immediate action to protect Oregon’s climate and communities from mega-dairy pollution. Salem, OR -  Thanks to groundbreaking legislation introduced by Representative Rob Nosse and Senator Michael Dembrow, a much-needed moratorium on new and expanding industrial dairies above 2,500 cows has a chance to see the light of day. … Continue reading Mega-dairy moratorium bills introduced in Oregon state legislature.

State rejects petition to protect Oregon’s water resources from mega-dairies.

Oregon Water Resources Commission declines to protect groundwater from unlimited use by mega-dairies despite significant support for restrictions Salem, OR - On December 15th, the Oregon Water Resources Commission unanimously denied a rulemaking petition submitted by Stand Up to Factory Farms that would limit the amount of water mega-dairies can use without a permit under … Continue reading State rejects petition to protect Oregon’s water resources from mega-dairies.

Governor Brown Rejects Urgent Demand for Statewide Mega-Dairy Moratorium.

Governor’s written refusal comes as Oregon considers a permit for a new 30,000-head mega-dairy  Salem, OR - Two months after eastern Oregon residents and members of the Stand Up To Factory Farms coalition met with Governor Kate Brown to ask that she use her executive authority to enact an immediate moratorium on mega-dairies, Governor Brown … Continue reading Governor Brown Rejects Urgent Demand for Statewide Mega-Dairy Moratorium.

Coalition urges OR Water Resources Commission to narrow the stockwatering exemption.

On December 1st the Stand Up To Factory Farms coalition submitted additional comments in support of their original petition to the Oregon Water Resources Commission to limit the amount of water mega-dairies can use in two critical groundwater areas under an exemption from permit requirements for “stockwatering.” The comments were in response to comments from opponents … Continue reading Coalition urges OR Water Resources Commission to narrow the stockwatering exemption.

Governor Brown Hears from Advocates – Oregon Urgently Needs a Mega-Dairy Moratorium.

Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition speaks with Governor Kate Brown over zoom. On Thursday October 7th the Stand Up To Factory Farms coalition met with Governor Kate Brown and staff to ask Governor Brown to enact an immediate mega-dairy moratorium to protect Oregon’s air, water, climate, rural communities, small farmers and animal welfare. While … Continue reading Governor Brown Hears from Advocates – Oregon Urgently Needs a Mega-Dairy Moratorium.

Coalition Files Legal Petition Urging Limitations on Mega Dairies’ Use of Water.

Exemptions have allowed dairies unlimited water in eastern Oregon as new facilities aim to build in critical groundwater areas SALEM, Ore. — Today a coalition of public interest groups filed a legal petition with the Oregon Water Resources Commission requesting it restrict new mega dairy’s use of groundwater in areas in eastern Oregon where special … Continue reading Coalition Files Legal Petition Urging Limitations on Mega Dairies’ Use of Water.

Coalition Urges California State to Deny Oregon Mega-Dairy Application to Participate in the Low Carbon Fuel Standards Program.

The Stand Up To Factory Farms Coalition submitted comments urging the California Air Resources Board to deny Threemile Canyon Farm mega-dairy's application to participate in the Low Carbon Fuel Standards Program for its production of biomethane. While Threemile Canyon continues to pollute the air of the predominantly Latinx rural community in Morrow County, OR, as … Continue reading Coalition Urges California State to Deny Oregon Mega-Dairy Application to Participate in the Low Carbon Fuel Standards Program.

Advocates Submit Comments to ODA to Deny Permit for New Mega-Dairy in Klamath County.

Today, the Stand Up To Factory Farms Coalition along with animal welfare, environmental, family farm, public health, rural advocacy, and wildlife protection organizations submitted comments on the proposed Animal Waste Management permit for Straight Ranch. Straight Ranch would house 2,500 cows in a new facility in Klamath County, OR. The letter urges the Oregon Department … Continue reading Advocates Submit Comments to ODA to Deny Permit for New Mega-Dairy in Klamath County.

Renewed Call for Governor Brown to Enact an Immediate Mega-Dairy Moratorium Comes as State Attempts to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Advocates call on state officials to address climate harm from Oregon’s mega-dairies with immediate mega-dairy moratorium. Salem, OR -  Today, 20 national, local and state based animal welfare, family farm, environmental, and food safety groups, submitted a letter to Governor Brown urging her to enact an immediate mega-dairy moratorium to protect Oregon’s climate, air, water, … Continue reading Renewed Call for Governor Brown to Enact an Immediate Mega-Dairy Moratorium Comes as State Attempts to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions