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.
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.
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.
The events of the last week, including the murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers, are reflective of a system that does not value black and brown life. Communities of color and indigenous nations across the U.S. have long been denied justice and subjected to institutionalized inequality, government-sanctioned violence and are often met … Continue reading A Statement on Recent Events
Despite pressure from advocates, DEQ proposes to continue decades of inaction on ag pollution Salem, OR - Stand Up to Factory Farms, a broad coalition of family farming, environmental, food safety, and animal welfare organizations, criticizes the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for its failure to include mega-dairy emissions in its greenhouse gas reduction … Continue reading Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Fails to Address Mega-Dairy Emissions in New Climate Plan
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
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.
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
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
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