Global shortages of vitamins A and E have pushed prices sharply higher for several months, forcing livestock producers and nutritionists to seek ways to control expenses while maintaining adequate nutrition in rations.
Earlier this week a coalition of Nebraska citizens joined together to push against large livestock operations in the state. If the petition is followed, it would put a temporary stop to CAFOs in the state.
Dwight Raber, of Raber Dairy Farms in northeast Ohio's Stark County says he can no longer make a living by milking cows. State statistics show the number of dairy farms in Ohio dropped to fewer than 2,000.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule change that would make it clear air emissions reporting for animal waste is not required for livestock operations under current regulations.