Unless you make an effort to buy from small local farmers, chances are your last meat purchase came not from a traditional farm, but from a large animal-confinement operation.
Confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, mean different things to different Iowans.
Farm groups see relentlessly efficient, high-density livestock operations as agriculture’s future, but to critics they’re symbolic of corporate-driven industrial agriculture hollowing out rural communities.
How do you feel about confined animal feeding operations, known by some as “factory farms”? Are they good or bad for Iowa’s future?