Delaware: Appeal Filed Against DNREC-Approved Remediation Plan for Allen Harim Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2014 Media Contacts: Cindy Winton (302) 934-8050 or Maria Payans (717)  826-7286 Appeal Filed Against DNREC-Approved Remediation Plan for Allen Harim Facility Local groups charge State-determined remedial order violates the statutory, regulatory requirements… Read More

SRAP Offices Closed for the Holidays

In observance of the holidays, the SRAP office will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2013 – Wednesday, January 1, 2014. We will re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2014. If during this time you have an emergency, you… Read More

2013 Year End Letter – From SRAP

Make a tax-deductible donation to SRAP here December 2013 Dear Friend: On behalf of the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP), I would like to thank you for your collaboration and support over the last  year.   Together, we… Read More

Citizen Group Files Appeal of Permit for Harim Poultry Processing Plant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maria Payans (SRAP) (717) 826-7286 or Cindy Wilton (POIR) (302) 934-8050  Citizen Group Files Appeal of Permit for Harim Poultry Processing Plant Legal action taken to oppose Sussex County approval that will allow waste… Read More

Illinois One Step Closer to Improved Regulations For Factory Farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2013 Media Contacts:  Danielle Diamond (815) 403-0278  or Karen Hudson (309) 742-8895 Illinois One Step Closer to Improved Regulations For Factory Farms 45-day public comment period opens on new CAFO rules to protect… Read More

Bison Ranch and Non-Profit Organization Partner to Promote Humane and Responsible Slaughter Alternatives

  Bison Ranch and Non-Profit Organization Partner to Promote Humane and Responsible Slaughter Alternatives The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project’s Mobile Meat Processing Unit Harvests Bison at Straight Arrow Buffalo Ranch demonstrating stress-free slaughter. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23,… Read More

Commission Agrees to Hear Dairy Industry’s Petition to Weaken Groundwater Protections

SANTA FE, N.M. ” Today, The New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) voted to set a March 2014 meeting to hear the dairy industry’s petition to substantially weaken groundwater discharge rules. The WQCC endorsed the New Mexico Environment Department conducting a stakeholder advisory process on the changes to the rules prior to the March hearing. The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) with support and assistance from Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) represents clients, the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club and Amigos Bravos, who are opposed to the changes.”Our clients are cautiously optimistic about that the Environment Department’s decision to advocate for conducting a stakeholder advisory process,” says Jon Block, NMELC Staff Attorney. “Now it’s at least possible to work toward changes to the regulations so that our scarce and precious water resources will be protected from pollution by these mega-dairies

Michigan News: LESS = MORE Campaign

It’s an old adage, “less equals more,” but it’s one that rings true with where we need to go with our agricultural system.   We need LESS animals raised in confinement and MORE animals raised responsibly on pasture…. Read More

Wisconsin News: Ground Zero for Mega Dairy Boom

The state of Wisconsin is the next frontier for the expansion of industrial mega dairies. While dairying is deeply rooted in the state’s history, culture and tradition, the overwhelming majority of Wisconsin dairies have been family run and operated. If the Dairy-Agribusiness Lobby has its way, the family dairies of Wisconsin will be a thing of the past and replaced with industrial mega-dairy operations like the proposed Golden Sands Dairy, LLC in Wood County, Wisconsin.Learn More.

Spotlight: Former Tyson Growers Fight For Their Farm

Karen and Mitchell Crutchfield were planning to retire in three years when their farm was paid off. They had put off retirement until after 65 so that could spend their golden years with a small cushion. But a year ago, their dream came crashing down. Not only did the Crutchfields get the rug pulled out from under them, they almost had their entire home and all their land yanked away, when Tyson Chicken dropped their contract.Learn More.