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Coalition calls for moratorium on CAFOs in Nebraska

Coalition calls for moratorium on CAFOs in Nebraska

More than 500 chicken barns are being built in eastern Nebraska as part of the Costco/Lincoln Premium Poultry project.

A coalition of Nebraska groups is calling for a moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in the state.

The petition effort is led by Nebraska Communities United (NCU), a group formed in 2015 to oppose the Costco/Lincoln Premium Poultry (LPP) project in eastern Nebraska.  NCU calls the Costco/LPP project “the extreme vertical integration of animal agriculture” and wants a halt to further expansion “until our state and county regulations provide adequate protections for rural communities and farmworkers”.

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