Stand Up to Factory Farms joins dozens of community members to testify Salem, OR - At a virtual hearing held by the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment just before the deadline to do so, dozens of Oregonians submitted testimony supporting the bill that would have enacted a moratorium on mega-dairies. Today’s meeting represents the last … Continue reading Mega-Dairy Moratorium Bill Garners Broad Public Support At Committee Hearing
Thanks to all your support, Senate Bill 583, which establishes a moratorium on new and expanding mega-dairies over 2,500 cows, was finally scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment this past Friday, set for April 1st. While we are excited that the bill got a hearing, Senator Beyer, the chair … Continue reading Submit Testimony in support of Mega-dairy Moratorium bill
34 organizations representing local, state and national groups just published a letter to Oregon legislators urging them to support mega-dairy moratorium bills currently introduced in the House and Senate for the 2021 legislative session. The groups represent hundreds of thousands of Oregonians, advocates, farmers, and rural communities concerned with the impacts of mega-dairies on Oregon’s … Continue reading 34 advocacy groups urge Oregon Legislature to support critical mega-dairy moratorium with letter.
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
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.
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’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.
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.
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