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Effective pollution control for dairies and feedlots in Arizona is essential for maintaining the economic viability of a dynamic part of the agriculture sector in the state.

This site is intended to provide a centralized source for information on animal waste and wastewater management. Content was developed by the University of Arizona, Arizona Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Natural Resource Conservation Districts, and dairy and feedlot owner/operators (Links provided below).


New! AZPDES CAFO Permit Compliance Assistance Workshops:

June 14, 2004 Farm Bureau Headquarters in Higley, AZ. 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

June 17, 2004 The Property, Casa Grande, AZ. 9:00 - 12:30 a.m.

June 22, 2004 Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Office, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ. 9:00 - 12:30 a.m.

More information, including agendas and a workshop description will be posted soon.

New! Final AZPDES CAFO General Permit Issued April 16, 2004

Producers' Compliance Guide for CAFOs Producers' Compliance Guide for CAFOs (EPA)

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) - Final Rule (EPA site)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program fact sheet (PDF file, 157KB) If you are interested in learning more about Farm Bill programs and how to apply, please contact your local USDA service center, listed in the telephone book under U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Updated May 2004.

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