concentrated animal feeding operations

concentrated animal feeding operations

, confined animal feeding operations,

CAFO

Industrial-scale livestock production in which a large number of chickens, cows, pigs, or other animals are confined in a local area for food production. CAFOs produce a variety of by-products that may impact environmental health, including large quantities of manure and associated gases, which affect air, soil, and water quality. They provide potential breeding grounds for diseases that may spread from animals to humans. Antibiotics used in these operations have been linked to the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
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Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, former Oklahoma attorney general, has said he has no desire to pursue enforcing regulations on concentrated animal feeding operations.
This trend culminated in the ubiquity of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), which solidified as the standard method of farming in the second half of the 20th century.
Non-organic dairy comes from the milk of animals that have been raised in concentrated animal feeding operations.
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5) The EPA also designates certain AFOs as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) based on the confinement of large numbers of animals and the pollutant discharge.
EPA drops proposed CAFO pollutant guidance: The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed guidance on permitting obligations of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that discharge pollutants.
Poultry litter and manure and wastewater discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations and their land application areas can violate water quality standards, pose risks to human health, threaten aquatic life and its habitat, and impair the use and enjoyment of waterways.
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Two types of animal feeding facilities (AFFs) are required to be permitted in Ohio: concentrated animal feeding facilities (CAFFs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

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