Factory Farm Biogas is Not Safe, Clean, or Affordable

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations have been threatening the health, environment, and local economies of Missouri for decades and now the agriculture industry is seeking bolster CAFOs’ presence in US agriculture even more with the promotion of Factory Farm Biogas. We’ve seen factory farm biogas operations propped up in Missouri- specifically thanks to a St. Louis-based…

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Take Action Against CAFOs

Who can you call about animal manure in the creek? What can you do about a bill that will make it easier for factory farms to move into your county? How can you advocate for your local, independent farmers who don’t get a fair market share because CAFOs dominate production? Being an advocate for Missourians…

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Take Action Against CAFOs

CAFOs Continue to Claim Federal Conservation Funds

MCE’s federal partners at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) posted a blog on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) that shows that more than 11% of program funds – $134 million – went to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in 2020. Federal conservation dollars going to CAFOs? MCE has a problem with this.  Farm…

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How to Recognize a CAFO

Picture this: you’re driving down the highway and see a few huge, rectangle buildings with no windows all alone in a field. Maybe you even see a dark lagoon. You consider yourself an environmentally conscious person, but would you be able to recognize these as concentrated animal feeding operations, otherwise known as CAFOs? CAFOs are…

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How to Recognize a CAFO

CAFO Harms Fact Sheets

Check out MCE’s quick-read fact sheets on the various harms of Concentrated Animal Feed Operations (CAFOs) below! If you are interested in getting involved in protecting Missourians from these harms, join our CAFO Action Network to receive time-sensitive action alerts regarding CAFO permits, CAFO rule changes, bills moving in the Missouri Legislature and more. To…

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