HTML _ 98-451 - Animal Waste Management and the Environment: Background for Current Issues
12-May-1998; Claudia Copeland, Jeffrey Zinn; 39 p.

Abstract: Waste from animal agriculture is an increasingly prominent environmental quality issue. This background report describes the livestock production industry' today along with public health and environmental concerns related to the industry. It summarizes policies and programs of the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency and recent Clinton Administration initiatives; state laws and programs concerning animal waste management; and dialogues on problems and solutions initiated by some segments of this industry. The report reviews congressional responses to the issues (including two bills 5. 1323 and H.R. 3232) and outlines policy questions likely to shape congressional action. It will be updated if there is major congressional action. [read report]

Topics: Agriculture

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