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February 8th, 2024
California's Dairy Methane Digester Program More Costly and Less Efficient Than Claimed, Report Finds
California's Dairy Methane Digester Program More Costly and Less Efficient Than Claimed, Report Finds
San Francisco, CA—Removing methane emissions from cow waste may not be as effective or cost-efficient as California state and dairy industry officials have claimed, according to a new report—the first
February 6th, 2024
Federal Court Halts Spraying of Monsanto's Dicamba Pesticide Across Millions of Acres of Cotton, Soybeans
Federal Court Halts Spraying of Monsanto's Dicamba Pesticide Across Millions of Acres of Cotton, Soybeans
Tucson, Ariz. – In a sweeping victory for family farmers and dozens of endangered plants and animals, a federal court today revoked approval of the notoriously volatile, weed-killing pesticide dicamba
December 18th, 2023
Oregon County Requires One-Mile Setbacks for New Large Factory Farms Following Statewide Legislation
Oregon County Requires One-Mile Setbacks for New Large Factory Farms Following Statewide Legislation
Linn County, Oregon — On Tuesday December 12th, 2023, with the new authority passed by the Oregon legislature to reform factory farm regulation, the Linn County Board of Commissioners established a ne
December 18th, 2023
Groups Sue Montana Over Unlawful Factory Farm Water Pollution Permit
Groups Sue Montana Over Unlawful Factory Farm Water Pollution Permit
Bozeman, MT — On Friday, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Food & Water Watch and Center for Food Safety sued the Montana Department of Environmental Quality over its statewide water pollution permit for co
December 13th, 2023
Farmworkers, Environmental Groups File Legal Action Demanding Roundup Ban
Farmworkers, Environmental Groups File Legal Action Demanding Roundup Ban
WASHINGTON—A groundbreaking legal action today calls on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately suspend and cancel the dangerous herbicide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Mons
November 13th, 2023
Groups Urge Court to Strike Down Army Corps' Decision Greenlighting Ocean Fish Farming
Groups Urge Court to Strike Down Army Corps' Decision Greenlighting Ocean Fish Farming
SEATTLE, WA — Center for Food Safety (CFS) has filed arguments seeking to revoke the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' approval of nationwide permit 56, which authorizes industrial finfish aquaculture str
October 26th, 2023
Advocates Continue Fight Against Foster Farms Mega-Chicken Operation in Oregon
Advocates Continue Fight Against Foster Farms Mega-Chicken Operation in Oregon
 LINN COUNTY, OR —Yesterday, several Oregon-based farmer groups filed their opposition to the Oregon Department of Agriculture's (ODA) motion for summary judgment in the ongoing fight to rescind the w
October 25th, 2023
New USDA Animal Welfare Rule Restores Organic Integrity After Six Years of Litigation and Advocacy
New USDA Animal Welfare Rule Restores Organic Integrity After Six Years of Litigation and Advocacy
WASHINGTON, DC —Today, the USDA released the final Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) rule, delivering an important victory for farmers, consumers, and animal welfare advocates. OLPS is a
October 5th, 2023
Court Grants Reversal of U.S. Army Corps' Industrial Shellfish Permits
Court Grants Reversal of U.S. Army Corps' Industrial Shellfish Permits
SEATTLE, WA — Center for Food Safety (CFS) is praising a "narrow victory for coastal marine life" today following the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington's ruling allowing th
October 2nd, 2023
EPA Refuses to Regulate Risks of Pesticide Formulations
EPA Refuses to Regulate Risks of Pesticide Formulations
SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a 2017 legal petition by Center for Food Safety (CFS) calling on EPA to require testing and data on whole pesticide formu
September 28th, 2023
As Signing Ceremony for CAFO Bill Takes Place Two of Three Controversial Foster Farms Poultry Operations will Not Move Forward in Stayton and Scio
As Signing Ceremony for CAFO Bill Takes Place  Two of Three Controversial Foster Farms Poultry Operations will Not Move Forward in Stayton and Scio
Salem, OR — Yesterday, in a ceremonial bill signing, Scio farmers, rural residents, and advocates joined Governor Tina Kotek to celebrate the passing of SB 85, a crucial measure backed by rural Oregon
September 22nd, 2023
Proposed Oregon Mega-Chicken Operations Defeated
Proposed Oregon Mega-Chicken Operations Defeated
SALEM, OR — Today, in a victory for local communities and the environment, the Statesmen Journal reports that both proposed mega-chicken Foster Farms operations are no longer seeking permits to open. 
September 11th, 2023
Groups Sue EPA Over Factory Farm Water Pollution
Groups Sue EPA Over Factory Farm Water Pollution
On Friday, Center for Food Safety and 12 groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency over the agency's failure to regulate factory farm pollution under the Clean Water Act. The lawsuit follows EPA
September 6th, 2023
Legal Appeal Challenges Hidden GMO Foods in Marketplace
Legal Appeal Challenges Hidden GMO Foods in Marketplace
SAN FRANCISCO—Late yesterday, Center for Food Safety filed a legal appeal against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in response to its genetically engineered (GMO or GE) labeling rules that do
August 15th, 2023
EPA Denies Factory Farm Water Pollution Petition
EPA Denies Factory Farm Water Pollution Petition
WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, EPA denied a 2017 petition submitted by Food & Water Watch and dozens of co-petitioners, including Center for Food Safety, which urged EPA to strengthen its factory farm water
August 9th, 2023
Easterday Giving Up on Lost Valley Mega-Dairy
Easterday Giving Up on Lost Valley Mega-Dairy
Salem, OR — In a victory for public health and the environment, media reports indicate that the Easterday family is giving up its attempt to re-open the controversial Boardman, OR. mega-dairy. The new