Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Message to Governor re: Factory Farms in Midwest

Dear Governor Nixon:

Here is an article that is written by Tom Philpott, examining the trend in agriculture in the Midwest. I doubt that Missouri's charts would look much different.

I remember you were celebrating exports of pork one recent year. Some of them may be landing in Asia I would think.

Because of environment, human rights, animal rights and wages to workers, we are indeed obligated, in my opinion, to revert to sustainable farming practices. This may not be as difficult to sell to the General Assembly as you think, if you show them some of these numbers. By the way I am living in a small town again in Missouri.

Thank you for your attention to these issues.


  1. Farmers and ranchers have made commentary that make Philipott's ideas seem tame. CAFO pollution of Mississippi Basin groundwater with not just fesces but antibiotics, pesticides, fertilizer is an old story. Here are some adds including sewerage sludge through another comment

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