Research and Reports

Quick Response Actions to Take when Violation is Suspected involving Runoff or Spill Issues

General CAFO information

SRWN CAFO monitoring Web site – http://www.greedpollutes.com/srwn/srwnmap.php 

CAFO Handbook – http://www.cafothebook.org/

Environmental Working Group Farm Subsidies Database

Guide to Confronting Factory Farms Socially Responsible Agriculture Project.

Map of existing CAFOs in Wsconsin – http://www.factoryfarmmap.org/

Map of CAFOs in Wisconsin and interactive to show amount of land needed based on number of cows – http://host.madison.com/special-section/factory_farms/

Rebuilding America’s Economy with Family Farm-Centered Food Systems

Understanding CAFOs – Understanding_CAFOs_NALBOH

Air

“Hazardous Pollution from Factory Farms: An Analysis of EPA’s National Air Emissions Monitoring Study Data” http://www.environmentalintegrity.org:80/03_09_2011.php

Property Values

Kilpatrick, John A. “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Proximate Property Values.”
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Soil and Land Use

Gagliardi, Joel. “Leaching of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Diverse Soils under Various Agricultural Management Practices.”
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USDA. Web Soil Survey – Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties.

UW-Extension Center for Land Use. “Wisconsin Land Use Megatrends” – http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/landcenter/megatrends/agriculture.aspx

Water

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

DNR Report on Water Withdrawal 2011 – Check out the DNR’s recent report on water withdrawals in Wisconsin. This report is filled with charts and graphs showing how our water is being used.

Not Standing Still: The Degradation of Wisconsin’s Waters  – created by Friends of the Central Sands, clearly shows the loss of water to Wisconsin’s lakes and streams. 

USGS Wisconsin groundwater data and policy information by county – http://wi.water.usgs.gov/gwcomp/find/index.html .

Giegerich, Jennifer and Jasmine Vasavada. “Overburdened Waters: How Weak Permitting and Enforcement Have Failed to Curb High Levels of Toxic Discharge into Wisconsin’s Waterways.
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Other

Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America

Honeyman, Mark and Dennis Kent. “Performance of a Swedish Deep-Bedded Feeder Pig Production System in Iowa.”
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Hughes, Mary Beth and Melissa Kwaterski Scanlan and David Zaber. “Wisconsin’s Cost-Share Program for Farm Pollution: The Milking of the Public.”
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Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service. “Optimism Permeates US Organic Agriculture.”
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Nelson, Jennifer. “Wisconsin CAFOs Operation Summary (2009).”
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Poehling, James. “Anaerobic Farm Digesters: Fact and Fiction.”
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Program on Agricultural Technology Studies. “Immigrant Labor on Wisconsin Dairy Farms”

Starmer, Elizabeth. “Industrial Livestock at the Taxpayer Trough: How Large Hog and Dairy Operations are Subsidized by the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.”
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U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Agricultural Concentration.”
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Wallinga, David. “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: Health Risks to Farmers and Workers.”
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Wallinga, David. “Assessing the Full Cost of CAFOs.”
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WisconsinWatch.org. “The Changing Landscape of Wisconsin Dairy Farms”