The following are among the many publications containing information on factory farm impacts on the environment and neighboring communities:
“CAFOs Uncovered: The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations.”
Union of Concerned Scientists. 2008.
“Cesspools of Shame: How Factory Farm Lagoons and Sprayfields Threaten Environmental and Public Health.”
Natural Resources Defense Council and Clean Water Network. 2001.
“Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: EPA Needs More Information and a Clearly Defined Strategy to Protect Air and Water Quality from Pollutants of Concern.”
United States Government Accountability Office. 2008.
“Concentrating on Clean Water: The Challenge of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.”
Carol J. Hodne. 2005.
“Detecting and Mitigating the Environmental Impact of Fecal Pathogens Originating from Confined Animal Feeding Operations: Review.”
United States Environmental Protection Agency. 2005.
“Factory Farms – Are They the Best Way to Feed the Nation?”
CQ Researcher. 2007.
“Livestock Agriculture: Increased EPA Oversight Will Improve Environmental Program for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.”
United States General Accounting Office. 2003.
“Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America.”
The Pew Commission. 2008.
“Understanding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Their Impact on Communities.”
National Association of Local Boards of Health. 2010.