Distance from CAFOs — Looking at the risks and how to mitigate them

Let’s explore a challenging, complex and sensitive food safety question: How can our industry operate more safely in proximity to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)…WE HAVE DRIFT ISSUES…WE HAVE SPREADING ISSUES…BUT…IT IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE ABOUT……….WATER..!   IF FARMERS WHO SPREAD LIQUID MANURE FOLLOWED ALL THE RULES…WE WOULDN’T HAVE THE PROBLEM.   I SAY….THE COWS HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG….COULD THE PROBLEM BE…THEIR OWNERS…?  WHAT IS APPLIED ONTO AND INTO YOUR LAND WILL MOVE TOWARDS YOUR WATER…DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT IS IN THAT MANURE PRODUCT…?   MAN-UP..!

Source: Distance from CAFOs — Looking at the risks and how to mitigate them

Smithfield and Our Troubled Future – CounterPunch.org

In 2009, there were suspicions that a Smithfield plant in Perote, Mexico might have triggered the Swine Flu epidemic. It was small potatoes compared to COVID-19. Only 1000 people were infected, with 68 deaths. The Mexico City newspaper La Jornada quoted health officials who concluded that the original carrier was in the “clouds of flies” that thrived in Smithfield’s manure lagoons. More…DO YOU THINK THOSE…”FLIES” JUST HANG OUT AROUND THE PITS…OR…DO THEY FLY WHERE EVER THEY WANT…BETTER KEEP YOUR WINDOWS CLOSED…! OOPS…!

Source: Smithfield and Our Troubled Future – CounterPunch.org

Restaurant closures due to the coronavirus have contributed to an estimated $5 billion in losses this year for the U.S. pork industry, and almost overnight millions of hogs stacking up on farms now have little value…the CONSUMER will come back into the market…BUT…IT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME…UNTIL WE BELIEVE THE ADMINISTRATION AND THOSE NUMBERS…WE WILL NOT PUT OUR FAMILIES AT RISK…! YOU CAN BET ON THAT..!

A ‘gut punch’ for dairy farmers: COVID-19 downturn presents devastating crisis

After years of suffering low milk prices and slogging through negative trends, 2020 was meant to be the light on the horizon for area dairy farmers…A VERY SAD STORY…DID THE PUBLIC CAUSE THIS…NO…SUPPLY AND DEMAND CAUSED THE PROBLEM..? CONSUMERS ARE MAKING BETTER AND SAFER DECISIONS WITH THEIR FOOD DOLLARS…MILK CONSUMPTION HAS BEEN GOING DOWN FOR OVER A DECADE NOW…DOES CANADA HAVE THE SOLUTION…?

Source: A ‘gut punch’ for dairy farmers: COVID-19 downturn presents devastating crisis

Study of southwest Wisconsin well water continues to indicate contamination

Large agriculture interests and Republicans in state government are wary of additional restrictions aimed at keeping pathogens out of well water…OF COURSE, THEY ARE…MAKING THE CHANGES WILL COST THEM…MONEY.! HAVING MORE ANIMALS WILL CREATE MORE MANURE…AND WE ARE NOT MAKING ANYMORE…LAND…DO THE MATH..! IF YOUR SERIOUS ABOUT CLEANING UP YOUR COUNTY…STOP RENTING YOUR LAND FOR THEIR SHIT..! DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT IS IN IT…AND YOU’RE ALLOWING IT TO BE PUT ONTO AND INTO YOUR LAND…STOP IT..!

Source: Study of southwest Wisconsin well water continues to indicate contamination

The Coronavirus Pandemic is Pushing Dairy Farmers to the Brink | Civil Eats

As prices drop and dairy farmers are forced to dump milk, industry is moving towards supply management as a possible solution…LOOK AT THE…”CANADIAN” SYSTEM…SUPPLY MANAGEMENT THAT WORKS..! DAIRY CREATED THE OVER SUPPLY…CONSUMPTION HAS BEEN DROPPING FOR OVER 12+ YEARS IN-A-ROW..! THIS ISSUE IS NOT A…”NEW ONE..!”

Source: The Coronavirus Pandemic is Pushing Dairy Farmers to the Brink | Civil Eats

HSUS sues USDA over policies that risk future pandemics · A Humane World

Today the Humane Society of the United States filed a federal lawsuit challenging the response plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (or “bird flu”) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The response plan, produced by the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, is shortsighted and . . .THIS WILL ONLY GET WORSE…WHY…BECAUSE THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS TORN APART THE…”EPA” ON PURPOSE…YOU ALREADY KNOW WHY…”MONEY..!” HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL..? HAD ENOUGH AMERICA…?  

Source: HSUS sues USDA over policies that risk future pandemics · A Humane World

…THERE IS A REASON FARMERS ARE DUMPING MILK…SUPPLY AND DEMAND CYCLE…IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE CONSUMERS..?

Sewage sludge spreading leads to farm groundwater PFAS contamination – VTDigger

The discovery prompted an agriculture official to question whether crops should be harvested from those fields….THE SLUDGE BEING SPREAD IS…TREATED…UNLIKE LIQUID MANURE FROM THE LAGOONS AND PITS USED BY THE FARMERS…I SAY AGAIN….UNTREATED LIQUID MANURE WITH OVER 150 KNOW PATHOGENS HARMFUL TO HUMANS IN IT…OVER 150 VIRUSES  AND BACTERIA…IF YOU WANT TO CLEAN-UP YOUR COUNTY….STOP RENTING YOUR LAND FOR THEIR SHIT…DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT IS BEING PUT ONTO AND INTO YOUR LAND….OMG….STOP IT..!

Source: Sewage sludge spreading leads to farm groundwater PFAS contamination – VTDigger

Hazleton meat-packaging plant closes with 130 workers testing positive for COVID-19. Union leader at Souderton plant died last Friday.

Meat-processing plants across several states — Colorado, Iowa, and Nebraska along with Pennsylvania — are reporting COVID-19 outbreaks…PEOPLE ARE GOING INTO THE HOSPITALS SICK WITH COVID-19…VERY SAD…BUT…WHAT ABOUT THE MEAT BEING SHIPPED OUT..?  HOW SAFE IS IT…AND…WOULD YOU BELIEVE THEM..????

Source: Hazleton meat-packaging plant closes with 130 workers testing positive for COVID-19. Union leader at Souderton plant died last Friday.

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