factory farming

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factory farming

a farming system in which industrial procedures are utilized, e.g. animals in crates moving past a fixed feeding point at prearranged intervals, battery accommodation, debeaking, single animal accommodation with no physical contact between animals.
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Instead of defining animal agriculture as part of the general definition of agricultural activities, some states have entire sections of their right-to-farm statutes set aside specifically to address the issue of animal feeding operations.
Based on the results of the case studies, it is quite apparent that significant externalities are associated with animal feeding operations, that the relationship between externalities, farm characteristics, and community attributes can be quite complex, and that negative impacts of animal facilities, as reflected in lowered property values, can extend beyond established setbacks.
Community health and socioeconomic issues surrounding concentrated animal feeding operations.
Although Jensen Farms, producer of the cantaloupes, does not use pesticides, it is located in Prowers County, Colorado, which has a very high concentration of confined animal feeding operations (CAFO).
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).
As Animal Factory points out, these hog operations--concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)--have "far too many animals per acre to absorb the waste.
Cows are Increasingly living out their lives in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
The bishops of Ohio last year published a statement in support of industrialized animal production in that state -- specifically in support of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) -- and recommended that Ohioans vote yes in last November's state election for Referendum Issue 2, which created the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board animal welfare committee.
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.
Scholars and practitioners of environmental law explore such aspects as the limits of statutory law and the wisdom of the common law, global warming as the ultimate public nuisance, perchloroethylene manufacturers pay to get their product out of public drinking water, and concentrated animal feeding operations and the common law.