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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Join MCE’s CAFO Action Network

Sign up below to join our network of members who we can call on when there are time-sensitive actions to take regarding factory farms, otherwise known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Also, check out our CAFO Action Toolkit and support this work through our special CAFO Fundraising Campaign. Loading…

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Join MCE’s CAFO Action Network

Appealing Permit Decisions

Download this in PDF form here. Once the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued a permit, citizens may still challenge the permit decision by filing a complaint with the State of Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC). The process for appealing any permit decision is included in the permit document. It can be found either…

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