Crawford Stewardship Project works to protect the environment of Crawford County and neighboring regions from threats of polluting and extractive industries, to promote sustainable land use, environmental justice, and local control of natural resources

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Gays Mills, WI 54631


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“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

"CAFOs are only profitable because so much of the cost and damage is externalized onto the environment, neighbors and wildlife. The monitoring, supervision, clean-up, restitution, fines are not happening, thus the true cost of CAFOs never find the way onto the balance books." Talking point from the CAFO Conference.

Research and Articles

VIDEO FROM JOSH FOX of "Gasland" fame. Josh is in the process of making another film, but this short, THE SKY IS PINK, is for a special reason. Why should we be sending the sand from our hills, ridges, and bluffs for use in HYDRAULIC FRACTURING that is proving to be a destructive practice and putting the health, safety and welfare of people in jeopardy? PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO!

Can’t You Smell That Smell?
Clean Air Act Fixes for Factory Farm Air Pollution
Article by J. Nicholas Hoover about the deficiencies of EPA to regulate CAFOs. Read the full article here.

The Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production recommends solutions to the problems created by concentrated animal feeding operations in four primary areas: public health, the environment, animal welfare, and rural communities. Established through a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Download report...

Factory Farms - Articles from Family Farm Defenders

Taxpayer Subsidized Manure Digesters Stimulate Factory Farm Pollution by John Kinsman, Family Farm Defenders 3/14/10

Local letter from Gene Pulera (Richmond Township, Walworth County) with a proposal made to the DNR to ban center pivot liquid manure "irrigation" systems until the health issues are explored
Proposal re Public Health and the Use of Spray Irrigation for Liquid Manure Disposal (including Center Pivots)

Guide to Confronting a Factory Farm from the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project

Environmental Integrity Project
report on National Air Emissions Monitoring Study data and the potential worker and public health effects of factory farm air emissions.

News release and summary of report here.

3 Lies Big Food Wants You to Believe and the Truth Behind Factory-'Farmed' Meat - An excellent summary of this book of photos and essays- CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, edited by Daniel Imhoff. On

Critics of factory farms push state agriculture department to reconsider rules by Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal 10/26/10

Investigative series on Factory Farms by Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal

Citizens’ Memorandum Confronts Wisconsin’s Factory Farm Industry, by Steve Furay, Common Breath 4/22/10

Folks can spout off about stinky issues by Joe Orso, La Crosse Tribune

Confronting the Environmental Irresponsibility of the Dairy Industry by Steve Furay in Common Breath Media on the action at the Dairy Business Associations's Annual Meeting 12/1/09

The Fight Against Factory Farms by Roger Bybee in the The Isthmus, Madison WI 8/14/09

Board members get earful from those opposing CAFOs 5/14/09 article by Jan Shepel in Wisconsin State Farmer

Water Quality Monitoring - A Citizen's Approach by Steve Furay in Common Breath Media 7/14/10