Stand Up to Factory Farms

Stand up to Factory Farms Week of Action

June 24, 2024
By Kelly Campbell

Six years ago, Columbia Riverkeeper and our partners in the Stand Up to Factory Farms Coalition scored a victory when the Oregon Department of Agriculture finally revoked mega-dairy Lost Valley Farm’s permit after it racked up over 200 permit violations. 

We are marking the anniversary with a week of action to send the message to Governor Kotek and Oregon legislators that we need them to step up to protect Oregon’s farmworkers, family-scale farmers, rural communities, environment, and animals from the harms of factory farming.

In the six years since the Lost Valley Farm closed, Oregonians have successfully fought back against the facility reopening as the Easterday Dairy, against three proposed Foster Farms mega-chicken factory farms in Linn County, and worked hard to pass a factory farm regulatory bill in the 2023 session. Sign our petition to Governor Kotek: protect clean water and public health from the harmful impacts of factory farms. 

Check out the full week of action schedule for more ways you can stand up to factory farms!

Protect clean water and public health from the harmful impacts of factory farms.

Learn more about the harms of factory farming, and how you can help in the fight against them.