Northern Arkansas is facing a poultry invasion.
The new PECO processing facility in Pocahontas alone requires nearly 600 poultry barns to supply the chicken for its quotas; at about 25,000 birds per barn, that’s 15 MILLION birds.
How will these CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) affect our air? Our water? Our property value and quality of life?
Other poultry integrators – such as Ozark Mountain Poultry and Tyson – are also recruiting farmers throughout the state to contract with them, promising money, stability, and a way to keep the family farm.
Are these contracts really good for the farmer? Don’t we need these CAFOs in order to feed the world?
These operations are popping up at an alarming rate, and it is not only our right, but also our duty as Arkansans to ask these questions and hold big corporations accountable.
Click the links below to learn more about how ARK is doing just that.
Organizing a Defense