The Groundwater Study

Green County has some of the most vulnerable groundwater resources in the state. In late 2016 the Green County Board voted to fund a comprehensive groundwater study to help local officials, resident...

Mythbusting

Myth #1: CAFOs are Good for Rural Communities Truth: CAFO operators entice rural communities with promises of skilled jobs and economic development opportunities. Preferred targets are regions up agai...

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Make your voice heard! If you’re looking for a way to get involved, please consider sending a letter to county and state officials or writing a letter to the editor of your local paper. Here are...

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GCDF has engaged the firm of Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson to represent us. With their help we have come to better understand the power that local units of government have when it comes to regula...

What is a CAFO?

CAFO stands for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation. Animals, most often dairy cows, hogs or chickens, are contained by the thousands or tens of thousands in large facilities. Issue #1: Water Poll...

Background

In July a Nebraska businessman named Todd Tuls announced plans to build Pinnacle Dairy, a 5,500-cow CAFO in Green County’s Sylvester Township. A 5,500-cow operation would be almost 50 times bigg...

What are the laws?

Under the Clean Water Act, federal laws establish minimum standards for the regulation of any activity that causes water pollution, including the establishment of a CAFO. The Environmental Protection ...