The Farm Services Agency (FSA) an agency of the US Department of Agriculture, along with the Small Business Administration (SBA) provided federal loan guarantees of $3.5 million to C&H Hog Farms. Inc. This was the subject of a law suit brought by BRWA and others in 2014 based on the inadequacy of their environmental assessment.
FARM SERVICE AGENCY DOCUMENTS
Letter from Buffalo National River to the Farm Services Administration responding to the EA/FONSI and outlining 45 significant errors, misstatements, inaccuracies and other problems. If you only read one document this is the one The Park Service was not notified on the CAFO and was excluded from the assessment of impacts, violating federal guidelines.
This is the official response to the letter from the Buffalo National River above that cites 45 problems with the EA an FONSI documents. Posted 4/1/13.
NEW ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, AUGUST 2015
Draft Environmental Assessment,
August, 2015 submitted per Judge D. Price Marshall's court order finding that the original EA was "cursory and flawed".
PUBLIC COMMENTS AND EXPERT OPINIONS ON DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
PRESS RELEASE, Sept 4, 2015: Arkansas Groups Find Draft Environmental Assessment of Industrial Hog Facility in Buffalo River Watershed Significantly Flawed