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Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structures
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Todd Janzen

A few years ago, concerned Indiana residents raised complaints with their elected officials about the storage of manure in remote ponds, or “lagoons” that were not sited next to existing livestock farms. There was also concern that poultry... Read More

Top 10 CAFO Violations
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Todd Janzen

David Letterman has his Top 10 list. Now the Indiana Department of Environment Management (IDEM) has its Top 10 list for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). These large livestock producers are primarily regulated through IDEM's confined... Read More

Farm Animals, Manure and Environmental Law
Posted on 26 Nov 2014 by Dianne Saxe

Here is the presentation by Meredith James on Farm Animals, Manure and Environmental Law for the Animal Law section of the OBA . The presentation focuses on the manure produced by farm animals. In particular, the presentation looks at how manure is... Read More

Huge Manure Spill Fines: $120,000 Plus Surcharge
Posted on 28 May 2014 by Dianne Saxe

Two hog farming businesses and a Director must pay manure spill fines of $120,000, plus $30,000 victim fine surcharges, for discharging pig manure into the Thames River and Sweets Creek. The manure impaired the quality of water, contrary to the Ontario... Read More