Subsidizing Manure Lagoons

In 2002, as these massive-scale livestock operations were spreading across rural America, corporate lobbyists quietly changed a farm conservation program to make these outfits eligible for funding-and to declare that manure lagoons could be paid for with government funds as a "conservation measure."

How ironic since these lagoons are notorious for leaking into groundwater, overflowing into nearby streams, and fouling the air for everyone downwind. ... Full Story »

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Subjects: World, Business, Sci/Tech
Topics: Pollution, Farming
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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Feb 18, 2008 - 10:41 PM PST
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Edited by: David Fox - Jan 12, 2009 - 12:22 PM PST

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by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 1, 2008

The short story shows the twists that can be created in the system when lobby influences can change the regulations. We are subsidizing what?

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