Water at Risk? Upcoming Events Resolutions/Local Government Actions/and higher up requests View Reick’s Farm in the news Studies, Reports, Resources Commentary and Reviews Bayfield County CAFO Study Committee Wisconsin’s DNR Factory Meat Production Permitting Process Maps
Compare the locations of CAFO's and other farming operations in association with Dale Reicks to locations of massive fish die offs. Clicking on any feature of the map loads feature info on the lower left corner of the screen, including the total number of fish killed in each event and the date. Information from Iowa DNR and Iowa DOT.
Air Quality - A major threat to regional health and harmony…
Contrary to what a very few confused, uniformed or simply ignorant fools want to deny as fact, piggy poop stinks - and stinks really bad. These stinky little molecules stick to clothing, hair and float through air propelled by wind. The questions that have remained unanswered include: How far do these microscopic stink bombs travel? Will the airport, golf course, and residences in the area be affected? How about the village of Mason? And what might be impact on local business. Will Reicks proposed piggy factory consisting of thousands and thousands of pigs, big and small, destroy area tourism, hunting, fishing, and hiking opportunities? Three trips to Iowa and visits a family farm and factory farm - factory farms stink. Family farms pigs do not live above cess pools, these pifggies have access to sun and the out of doors. Factory farms - The pigs are doomed to captivity for life and except for a very “rare Moment of Grace” to these creatures see sunlight. Pork factories rely on cheap meat - cheap meat comes at a cheap price - cheap price requires expensive vets and drugs - cheap price means cheap feed and all this rigamonro is devestating to the water - water that is needed for crops, animals, manure waste, and production wastes. Concerns for the water are well documented and substantiated. Water is Life. Water is precious.
August 24, 2015
Aug. 27 The Bayfield County Large-Scale Livestock Study Committee Presentation Series continues this coming Thursday evening (Aug 27 at 6:00 PM) at the Great Lakes Visitor’s Center with a presentation on air quality risks associated with livestock operations. The event is free and open to the public
August 3. 2015
Aug. 3 Idaho “Ag-Gag” Law Ruled Unconstitutional in Federal Court Hopefully this is the first step to dismantling hte power or the National Pork Board and all the piglets such as the Iowa Pork Producers Association and their wiskonsin friends
Feb. 14 How 5 billion gallons of pig manure per year are poisoning Iowa’s drinking water (Older and interesting article.)
March 2 Letter from Iowa Pork Producer Tom Franzten to National Pork Producers asking this Board, “What are you going to tell your grandchildren?”
Feb 26 Supervisors deny application for hog confinement, but will it matter? Concerns raised about Goldbrook LLC under the managemnt of Reicks View Farm, has rasied concerns for the water, a marshland. Area is also prone to flooding. IOWA
March 22, CAFO Upate
March 10 - Toxic manure lagoons stir battle over Chinese-owned pigs in the US Will this be our future?
Nov. 25 - 2014 November 25, 2014 After criticizing judge, DNR secretary declines to ‘correct’ ruling on Kewaunee dairy water permit (Madison law firm Michael Best & Friedrich represented Kinnard Farms - read this article from the Isthmus.)
March 8 2015 Whats in the factory farm News Updates
Feb 23 They Dump It; You Drink It: CAFOs IOWA
Feb 24 Email to Cathy Stepp
Dec. 29 Visit to Lawler/New Hampton Iowa
Dec. 27 First visit to Reicks View Farm - Lawler/Jericho/New Hampton Iowa
July 21, 2013 Groundwater war pits Wisconsin farms against fish Plainfield Wisconsin