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
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
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.