Michigan Farmers, Environmentalists On Opposite Sides In Debate

by 5m Editor
11 June 2007, at 10:59am

US - Environmentalists want tougher state oversight for Michigan's largest livestock and poultry farms.

But others would be happier if the state let the farms take the lead on controlling pollution.

Roughly 250 of the state's 53,000 farms have enough cattle, swine, sheep, horses, turkeys or chickens to be classified as concentrated animal feeding operations.

CAFOs -- which detractors often call factory farms -- have been accused of polluting waterways and creating foul odors, dust, gaseous emissions and other air pollution.

Source: WTOL 11

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