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Reader's view: Make your concerns known about factory farms

At 6 p.m. today the Bayfield County Board of Supervisors will meet in Washburn and is expected to vote on a moratorium on livestock facilities licensing, which would affect the proposed 26,000-hog factory farm known as the Reicks View CAFO (conce...

At 6 p.m. today the Bayfield County Board of Supervisors will meet in Washburn and  is expected to vote on a moratorium on livestock facilities licensing, which would affect the proposed 26,000-hog factory farm known as the Reicks View CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation). If the moratorium passes, it would allow time to study the environmental impact of this super hog farm.
Farms of this size are egregious polluters of the air and water, and this one would be only a few miles from Lake Superior. What’s more, CAFOs are the nemesis of small family farms, a resource our region has been working hard to foster and promote.
Owned by absentee landlords, CAFOs can’t match the community commitment of our small farmers. And for those who are concerned for the animals, CAFOs are called “factory farms” for a reason.
Learn more at farmsnotfactories.com or go to the Facebook page “Citizens Concerned about the Reicks View CAFO in Bayfield County.” Urge the Bayfield County supervisors to vote for the moratorium. Make your concerns known.
Bonnie Ambrosi
Duluth

 

 

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