NC bill would ease hog farm biogas permitting

This year's farm bill includes a provision creating a general permit for animal operations to build and operate farm digester systems for capturing methane for energy.

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Burning pig poop fumes doesn’t solve anything

The Biden administration supports biofuels. But a Smithfield project in North Carolina shows that converting hog waste to energy won’t address the biggest issues with pork farming.

How the animal agriculture industry surveils, punishes critics

A respected Bay Area veterinarian endures widespread attacks following an industry “alert” about her criticisms of factory farms.

Ballot initiative could ban new hog farms in Utah County

Residents in one of Utah's least populated counties are gearing up for a vote this November on a ballot initiative that could have decades-long implications for future growth.

Groups contend county could face criminal charges for attempts to regulate large swine farms

Ag and business groups issued a letter warning board members they may face criminal charges. Environmental groups are calling it intimidation.

Factory farming’s government-issued air pollution pass

The pollutants wafting from these operations are largely unregulated by the federal government.

Heads up, America: Animal-borne diseases are closer than you think

Environmental disruptions don't just cause zoonotic diseases to emerge in Africa or Asia. The same thing is happening in the USA.

Dominion Energy and Vanguard Renewables are turning cow manure into power

Utilities and farmers are turning cow manure into power — removing methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere in the process. But is burning methane a climate solution or just a step on the way to green energy?

Animal rights activists uncover locations of factory farms

The animal agriculture industry has spent decades fighting to avoid the disclosure of information about facilities where animals are raised for food.

Unpacking the beef concerning hog farms

"Right To Harm" tells the stories of Americans whose lives have been affected by industrialized livestock productions.


A battle brews in rural Wisconsin over factory farms

A community divided. A local official accused of self-dealing. A top political appointee ousted from his job.


Manure, trash and wastewater: US utilities get dirty in climate fight

The use of renewable gas means significant volumes of methane that would have been produced anyway never reach the atmosphere.

Stealing Lauri

A pig kidnapping highlights the concerns over antibiotics in livestock.
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