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Big Chicken: Pollution and Industrial Poultry Production in America, Pew report, July 2011

Atrazine in water tied to menstrual irregularities, low hormones , Environmental Health News, November 2011 –http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2011/2011-1123atrazine-tied-to-menstrual-irregularities

American Lung Association letter to DNR/DATCP on health risks of spray manure irrigation – American Lung Assoc on Spray irrigation letter March 2013 Update 041213

American Medical Association and Healthcare Without Harm and Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy, “Food Systems, Health, and Agriculture Policy” four-part series. Part one: Healthy Food in Healthcare: The Role for Healthcare in Food and Agriculture Policy Public Health / Policy

BBC show Countryfile looks at CAFOs in the Midwest (2009) – Part 1: a visit to Wisconsin CAFO and small farm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDo5c-ksmRs 
Part II – a visit to the largest CAFO in the U.S. – 32,000 cows in Indiana – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJpxaWR2J-c&NR=1

Bollier, Jeff. The Northwestern. “Olsen grain companies get stimulus loans.”
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Constance, Douglas H. Contested Globalization of the Agrifood System: A Missouri School Analysis of Sanderson Farms and Seaboard Farms in TexasRural Economic and social issues / Policy

Donham KJ, Wing S, Osterberg D, Flora JL, Hodne C, et al. 2006 Community Health and Socioeconomic Issues Surrounding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. Environ Health Perspect 115(2): doi:10.1289/ehp.8836 Public Health

Edibles Advocate Alliance – Sustainable Farming: The Plight of the Medium-Sized Producer – A video blogger visited the Nelson Family Dairy farm in Wisconsin Dells as part of a film on the plight of the medium-sized dairy farm  – Rural Economic and Social Issues

Hands, Phil. “Let them drink milk.”
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Ikerd, John. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Iowa Chapter of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. “The Questions Rural Communities Should Ask About CAFOs.”
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Orso, Joe. La Crosse Tribune. “Folks can spout off about stinky issues.”
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Seely, Ron. Wisconsin State Journal. “Tracking a rising tide of waste.”
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Seely, Ron. Wisconsin State Journal. “Dairy lobbyists shape policy.”
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Seely, Ron. Wisconsin State Journal. “In deciding where farms go, communities find they may have to battle the state.”
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Seely, Ron. Wisconsin State Journal. “Large Brown County dairy fined $80,000 for pollution violations.”
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Seely, Ron. Wisconsin State Journal. “Rosendale Dairy to double output of manure.”
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Seely, Ron. Wisconsin State Journal. “Factory farms nothing like family farms of old.”
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Seely, Ron. Wisconsin State Journal. “Investigation finds lack of oversight.”
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Sierra Club. Sierra Club. “Sierra Club Guidance: Methane Digesters and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Waste.”
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Wisconsin State Journal editorial. Wisconsin State Journal. “Keep a careful eye on mega-farms.”
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