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.