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New CAFO regs apply to small farms in CB watershed


September 8, 2010
By Chesapeake Bay Journal

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September 2, 2010 – In the
world of big agriculture, Virgil Shockley is one of the little guys.


September 2, 2010 – In the
world of big agriculture, Virgil Shockley is one of the little guys.

Two years ago, no one
would have considered the Shockley farm a Concentrated Animal Feeding
Operation, the government designation for a farm with so many animals that it
is defined as a point source of pollution and regulated like one. But today,
thanks to a set of 2008 regulations that redefined both pollution sources and
animal operations, Shockley is among hundreds of Maryland farmers now regulated
as CAFOs because they drain into state waterways.

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