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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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EPA drops proposed CAFO pollutant guidance: The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed guidance on permitting obligations of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that discharge pollutants.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.
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).
Fox said she started advocating for animals after studying the environmental effects of concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.
Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms, are the most rapidly growing system of farm animal production.
Such a solution could also benefit industrial-scale livestock handlers in the United States, who have seen ever-tighter environmental regulations governing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
EPA's 2008 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) rule includes a process that allows a CAFO to self-certify as a "no potential discharge" facility.
Concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, are large feeding lots that house anywhere from a few hundred to several million animals.
Cows are Increasingly living out their lives in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Current enforcement priorities through 2010 focus on significant environmental problems, including pollution from stormwater runoff, air toxics, concentrated animal feeding operations, and mineral processing, the agency said.
Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule designed to protect the nation's water quality by requiring concentrated animal feeding operations to safely manage manure.

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