Air Emissions and Animal Agriculture

It’s not uncommon to be concerned when you see a large farm in your area or get a whiff of the "fresh air" that is often the product of livestock production. However, it is important to know what large farms are doing and what is causing that odor.

As you venture through this site, you will find information about what makes a large farm an AFO or CAFO, what causes farm odors, what farmers are doing to reduce odors and other emissions and what you can do to play your part in reducing air emissions worldwide. Hopefully, by the time you’ve concluded your search, you will better understand the hard work that farmers go through every day to ensure you have a safe food supply, all while making sure to reduce their impact on the environment.

Last Updated 11/02/2011