Links to U.S. Dairy Farm Information

    1. Relation Between Nitrate in Water Wells and Potential Sources in the Lower Yakima Valley, Washington
      http://friendsofmahaulepu.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/nitrate_in_water_wells_study_9-27-2012.pdf
      NOTE from Page 32:  The EPA study concluded that 700 dairy cows (HDF plans to start with 699 pregnant cows) produce a daily waste load that is equivalent to the daily waste load of a city of 115,000 people, more than the total resident population of Kauai all leaving their waste on 517 acres of Maha’ulepu Valley daily, untreated..on clay soil with a natural down slope in the topography between the farm and the ocean less than a mile away. HDF Plans call for expanding to 2,000 cows . According to the EPA, that many dairy cows would create a waste load equivalent to the daily waste load from a city of 328,000 people!
    2. Animal Operations and Residential Property Values
      http://friendsofmahaulepu.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/AFOs-and-Residential-Property-Values-March-20151.pdf
    3. A good article about aerosolized manure, respiratory problems and serious impact to the environment caused by large dairies
      http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/business/energy-environment/how-growth-in-dairy-is-affecting-the-environment.html?emc=eta1&_r=0
    4. NPR story: New Mexico Dairy Pollution Sparks ‘Manure War’
      http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121173780
    5. Citizen’s sue NM Governor in Supreme Court for attempting to block new dairy regulations.
      http://civicpolicy.com/tag/citizens-for-dairy-reform/
    6. DNR backs off plan to relax pollution standard for dairy farm (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
      http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/dnr-backs-off-plan-to-relax-pollution-standard-for-dairy-farm-b99401553z1-284541241.html
    7. Farmer’s past pollution cited by opponents of new dairy farm (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
      http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/proposed-dairy-farm-raises-pollution-concerns-b99245524z1-254971321.html
    8. They Tested the Air Around Livestock Farms, and What It Contained Will Make You Gag
      A new study finds drug-resistant bacteria downwind from cattle feedlots.
      http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/23/antibiotic-resistance-downwind-feedlots?cmpid=ait-fb-gh