Public records reveal 11 violations in 2021. Boardman, OR - Stand Up to Factory Farms has learned that before even obtaining a permit to operate a 28,000-head dairy, Easterday Dairy has already repeatedly violated the “cleanup” permit it inherited when it bought the former mega-dairy site near Boardman, Oregon. Public records obtained by the coalition … Continue reading Records Reveal Even With No Animals On-site, Easterday Dairy Violated Water Quality Laws
Meanwhile, ODA considers application for new Easterday mega-dairy in Morrow County. Boardman, OR - Morrow County, one of Oregon’s primary hubs for industrial agriculture and food processing, is under a state of emergency after numerous groundwater wells showed dangerously high nitrate pollution. A leading source of nitrates is industrial animal agriculture. Mega-dairies in particular produce … Continue reading Morrow County Commission Declares State of Emergency Over Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater
Climate experts, activists and frontline community members cite climate change, water contamination and animal welfare concerns Salem, OR - At a virtual press conference hosted by the Stand Up to Factory Farms Coalition, experts and activists joined in urging Governor Brown to deny Cole Easterday’s application for a mega-dairy on the site of the former Lost … Continue reading 1,400 Petitions Urge Gov. Brown to Deny Easterday’s Mega-Dairy Permit
ODA considers new permit for former Lost Valley site despite reports of groundwater and soil pollution Salem, OR - The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) received a new CAFO application from Cole Easterday shortly after his father, Cody Easterday, withdrew his application upon the request of the ODA. Cole Easterday’s application tracks the previous proposal for a … Continue reading Cody Easterday’s Son Submits New Application For Oregon Mega-Dairy
Permit paused indefinitely as Cody Easterday pleads guilty to fraud charges The Oregon Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Quality have temporarily suspended work on the pending Easterday Dairy permit to open a new mega-dairy on the site of the former Lost Valley Farm mega-dairy because of legal concerns. Cody Easterday has pleaded guilty to felony fraud … Continue reading Oregon Agencies Pause Work on Easterday CAFO Permit on Former Lost Valley Farms Site.
Amid fraud allegations, bankrupt mega-dairy operator illustrates why a moratorium is necessary Salem, OR - After Easterday Ranches’ and Easterday Farms’ sudden bankruptcy declarations, the Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition has sent a letter urging the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Department of Environmental Quality to use their authority to deny Easterday Farms Dairy’s … Continue reading Coalition urges State of Oregon to deny Easterday mega-dairy permit
“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
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.
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.
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.