Addressing Pollution from Animal Feeding Operations
Centner, Terence J.
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Agriculture has been identified as a major polluter of waters in the United States. With the marked expansion of animal feeding operations (AFOs), the public has become more aware of the pollution problems posed by animals. In this paper, federal and state governments are projected to respond to inadequacies of current regulations controlling animal waste. The paper concludes that governmental regulations may incorporate additional scientific information and management strategies to reduce unnecessary costs. Until governmental AFO regulations embrace sustainability concepts, adopt market incentives, and regulate actual rather than potential pollution, society will be wasting resources and incurring unnecessary expenses in the production of animal products.