Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Map of the Property Owned by Petry (CAFO)
I thought I would give you an idea of where the possible CAFO sites are in relation to our farm.
See the itty bitty green rectangle? That's our 12 little acres of paradise. The big red areas are land owned by Petry Trust (the CAFO man from Illinois). Now you can tell what I mean when I say we're surrounded :-(
I did get an email from Valley Stewardship Network this afternoon stating that surveying has been stopped on the site by the Amish school and organic beef farm. That is the site to the left of our farm. They are now looking at the site on the map south of our farm. Apparently they are getting pressure from other large operators to make themselves less visible "not be right out on the highway in plain view". The new site is on the gravel road southeast of our farm. God forbid they want people to actually see the cruelty of the operation.
So we are happy for the organic beef farmer & the Amish school and now concerned about the people living near the next proposed site (yes, that's us, too) and still the Amish who travel the roads in their buggies and walk to school. The only good outcome is if they decide not to site it. Anywhere.