Here are action steps you can take today to protect our environment:

1. Educate Yourself
Learn about the problem with Factory Farms and how it will affect you and your family. Review the information on this site, FactoryFarm.orgIowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and the Iowa DNR.

2. Contact Elected Officials
Call, write, or e-mail your elected officials and let them know what you think. 

State Government 
State Legislators 
Local Elected Officials

3. Talk to Your Neighbors 
Help educate them and let them know how important it is that their opinions are known by local and state representatives.

4. Report Suspicious Activity 
Call Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement at 515-282-0484 immediately if you see what might be a CAFO being constructed, or if you see what might be an illegal manure dumping.

5. Support JFAN

Support JFAN's efforts by attending JFAN public meetings,volunteering, and contributing to the JFAN defense fund.

6. Join Iowa Citizens forCommunity Improvement 

This 30-year old organization is working hard to insure the quality of air and water in Iowa and is working to return local control of factory farms to the county level.

Report Violations or Suspicious Activities

Any new CAFO Factory construction, applications, or violations  can be reported to JFAN at 641-209-6600. 

Call JFAN at 641-209-6600 immediately if you see what might be a CAFO being constructed or if you see what might be an illegal manure dumping.

Suspicious activity could include upgrading or installing new power utilities, survey crews in field, excavation or road work, and pole barn construction. Of course all of these activities could be related to normal farm expansion activities, but it is important that we monitor new construction for CAFOs, and the earlier we know about them, the better. If in doubt, better to call and let JFAN investigate

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P.O. Box 811 • Fairfield, IA 52556 • 641-209-6600 • jfan@lisco.com