Michigan NPDES CAFO (General, Individual, and No Potential to Discharge) Permits as of Dec. 31, 2016 - Combination (2 or more categories)
|Permittee Name||Site Name*||Site Address 1|
Site Address 2
Site Zip Code
Beef Cattle/Veal Calves
Swine (All wgts.)
| Total CAFO waste,|
| MI Enforcement Actions|
Additional Names/Previous Owners and Subsidy/MI Enforcement Action Recipients
|34||MIG010164||Jane and Michael Casassa|
Casassa Hog Farm - CAFO
|9254 Fergus Road||NULL||Saint Charles||MI||48655||180||5,400||2,295,960||$ 685,269||1||Saginaw||Saginaw||4|
Casassa Farms, Inc.
|154||MIG010171||Neyer Farms, Inc.|
Neyer Farms Inc-CAFO
|168 East Wing Road||NULL|
Neyer Dairy Farm
Al Riedstra, dba Riedstra Dairy Ltd.
55575 Frank Jones Road
SE Lake Michigan
Al Riedstra, Riedstra Dary Ltd.
|219||MIG010228||Blaine Block, Owner|
Side Street Pork-CAFO
|4843 North Johnson||NULL||Weidman||MI||48893||10||4,800||1,200,000||0||Isabella||Saginaw||4|
* Subsidies and violations were tracked according to the site itself, which may have had several owners over the years; those owners and all the names that subsidies and violations were received under, combined, are shown with that site, listed in the last column of the spreadsheet.
1Crockery Creek Turkey Farm, LLC, received $314,471 for their 74th St. and 80th St. facilities combined
2No Permit to Discharge Determination Granted by MDEQ; farm information may be outdated
3NVF subsidies & violations listed in dairy entry
4River Ridge subsidies & violations listed in dairy entry
5Dykhius Farms, Inc. received $804,645 for Riverbend, Shamrock, and Village Centrl Sandy Ridge combined
6Scenic View subsidies & violations listed in dairy entry
tons to gals.: (*2000)/8.3
c.f. to gals.: *7.5
http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/extension_publications/MM6/MM6.pdf, "Worksheet to Calculate Manure Spreader Capacities", MSU Cooperative Extension Service, Manure Management. Lee W. Jacobs, Bruce A. MacKeller, Crop and Soil Sciences, April, 1995. p. 1
Farm Data including violations: MDEQ MIWaters database. Profiles; 2015 CAFO Annual Reports, due Apr. 1, 2016; 2015/2016 manure production reports, 2015/2016 NPDES CAFO new applications and permit renewal applications; 2015/2016 Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs) https://miwaters.deq.state.mi.us/miwaters/#/external/home
NPDES Permit Inventory as of November, 2016: http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3313_72753-10780--,00.html
Subsidies: Environmental Working Group’s Farm Subsidy Database https://farm.ewg.org/?_ga=1.70764243.250448904.1489451193
Freedom of Information Act Requests to MDEQ Water Resources Division staff dated 7.1.2016, 7.7.2016, 7.10.2016, 1.20.2017, 1.22.2017
This project is only as robust as the data it is based on, and there is reason to believe that not all instances of CAFO pollution that come to the attention of agency regulators are officially recorded, nor were all CAFO permit records viewable to the public, in the MDEQ MIWaters database at the time the records were searched. The project authors and the members of the Less = More Coalition make no guarantee of accuracy and are not responsible for any errors.