Oregon Department of Agriculture Considers Permitting New Mega-Dairy, Easterday Farms, While Small Dairy Farmers Dump Milk

Supply chain chaos caused by COVID-19 is making milk oversupply problems even worse, yet Oregon officials consider permitting new mega-dairy  The Stand Up To Factory Farms, a broad coalition of environmental, food safety, family farming, and animal welfare organizations fighting to protect Oregon from mega-dairies, calls on Governor Brown and the Oregon Department of Agriculture … Continue reading Oregon Department of Agriculture Considers Permitting New Mega-Dairy, Easterday Farms, While Small Dairy Farmers Dump Milk

Coalition Submits Letter to LUBGWMA Committee Urging Action on Nitrate Contamination from Mega-Dairies.

Today, the Stand Up To Factory Farms coalition submitted a letter to the Lower Umatilla Basin Groundwater Management Area Committee and the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Environmental Quality urging the them to put the environment and health and welfare of local communities first by implementing mandatory measures to control the nitrate contamination from area … Continue reading Coalition Submits Letter to LUBGWMA Committee Urging Action on Nitrate Contamination from Mega-Dairies.

Coalition Calls on Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to Address Mega-dairy Emissions

New Executive Order from Governor Brown directing agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions should apply to emissions from mega-dairies Salem, OR -  Today, the Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition, a broad coalition of family farming, environmental, food safety, and animal welfare organizations, released a letter calling on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) … Continue reading Coalition Calls on Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to Address Mega-dairy Emissions

Coalition urges DEQ to prevent Tillamook Mega-Dairy Supplier from Piping Methane Out Of State For Cash

April 25, 2019 (SALEM, Oregon) — A coalition of environmental, farming, and consumer groups is opposing a proposed permit from Threemile Canyon Farms mega-dairy. The permit would authorize a manure-to-energy project, greenwashing Threemile Canyon’s air-polluting emissions as renewable energy. Threemile Canyon Farms, the industrial mega-dairy that supplies Tillamook, is seeking a permit and tax-exempt bonds … Continue reading Coalition urges DEQ to prevent Tillamook Mega-Dairy Supplier from Piping Methane Out Of State For Cash

Coalition Condemns Reappointment of Mega-Dairy Exec to State Agriculture Board

Ten family farm, animal welfare, and environmental groups today sent a letter to Governor Brown, condemning the reappointment of Marty Myers, general manager of Threemile Canyon Farms for a second four-year term on Oregon’s Board of Agriculture. The groups cited Myers’ conflict of interest in influencing policy decisions by his own mega-dairy’s regulator--the Oregon Department … Continue reading Coalition Condemns Reappointment of Mega-Dairy Exec to State Agriculture Board

Statement on Tillamook Lawsuit

We support the lawsuit that consumers have brought against the Tillamook County Creamery Association regarding Tillamook’s representations about the company’s dairy products. As consumer demand grows for dairy products from animals raised humanely on sustainable family farms, the dairy industry has been doubling down on marketing efforts to trick consumers into believing that their products … Continue reading Statement on Tillamook Lawsuit

Statement Regarding Lost Valley/Easterday Farms

If Governor Brown’s Department of Agriculture has really learned the lesson of the Lost Valley disaster, it will not entertain another “too big to fail” mega-dairy permit for nearly 30,000 cows on the same site. The Lost Valley site is still polluted with millions of gallons of waste and has cost hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of taxpayer dollars to bring into compliance with the law. Allowing a new mega-dairy in an area with existing groundwater pollution, water scarcity, and air quality issues will only exacerbate these public health, economic, and environmental harms.