As the story becomes more widely known, farmers and farm groups from across the nation are calling on EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to take action. News outlets are bringing this story to farmers and citizens concerned about the lack of accountability being shown by EPA staff and leaders. On August ..
Farm workers work hard and deserve great pay, benefits and protections. You might be surprised at what most farm workers would tell you about the best way to help them. The information in the document below (download and share it) will provide the facts about farm workers, their jobs, guest ..
Should federal agency leaders be held accountable for blatant misrepresentation of the facts? (Some call this lying.) Below you will see three documents related to the 2012-2013 Yakima Nitrate Report. These are about the peer review and they conclusively settle the current argument with the Region 10 Administrator Chris Hladick. ..
Counterpunch news website addresses one of the most important issues that everyone needs to face: how do we feed the 7.7 billion precious lives now on earth. And how will be feed the 10 billion expected in 30 years? It is easy for the growing number of farm critics –– ..
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] President Trump’s EPA leaders ignore pleas for science transparency President Trump’s EPA leadership promised that this administration would bring a new era of transparency in environmental science. But Trump appointees are ignoring that commitment – including EPA Director Andrew Wheeler. Farmers, farm group leaders and members of Congress across ..
Dairy farm employees get the straight facts about United Farm Workers—and the union leaders don’t like it
Educational meetings with Eastern Washington farm employees were attacked by UFW with more false accusations Farmers and farm employees met in Granger and Yakima in early July to hear from an attorney, a farm worker and a former UFW union employee. They presented information to the farmers and farm employees ..
Markus Rollinger is one of many young, dynamic and talented dairy farmers. Farm families like Markus and Kristin provide great encouragement to those of us who are non-farmers but want very much to see farming, including dairy farming, continue strong in our state for many years to come. We are ..
How do dairy manure lagoons compare to On-Site Sewage Systems, otherwise known as septic systems when it comes to nitrate in groundwater? We published information showing government scientists stating that just five residential septic systems serving 12 people contribute up to TEN TIMES MORE nitrate than a one acre manure ..
[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_video link="https://player.vimeo.com/video/220391746"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]A brief video that tells the real story of nitrate, groundwater and dairies in the Yakima Valley.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yakima Valley has become ground zero for environmental accusations against family farmers, especially dairy farmers. Attorneys targeting dairy farms and anti-farm activists are vigorously attacking family farmers through lawsuits, political campaigns, ..
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] HERE'S THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE OF THE EPA'S 2012 FALSIFIED SCIENCE REPORT USED BY ANTI-FARM ACTIVISTS AND LAWYERS TO SUPPORT THEIR FALSE ACCUSATIONS [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In March 2013 the EPA Region 10, under the direction of Administrator Dennis McLerran, issued a report placing direct blame on Yakima Valley dairy farms for the ..