December 2014

Flyover Photos

It’s been a little more than 10 years since The Cornucopia Institute was founded. One of our first activities was exposing industrial-scale, confinement style, dairies with 4,000-10,000 cows that were producing organic milk for the Horizon label (Dean Foods/WhiteWave) and Aurora Dairy (private-label milk to Walmart, Costco, Target and a number of grocery chains).

A decade later, after the Bush administration suggested they couldn’t enforce the regulations requiring access to grazing for dairy cows and other ruminants, and after the Obama administration announced “the age of enforcement,” we again find widespread fraudulent activity that continues on “factory farms” producing organic meat, milk and eggs.

As they say, one picture is worth a thousand words. The preponderance of evidence on these 14 different facilities is overwhelming.  Read The Cornucopia Institute’s news release detailing the findings from the aerial flyovers of organic factory farms and see the photo galleries below.

View the Individual Photo Galleries

Aurora Coldwater – Stratford, TX
Aurora Dublin – Dublin, TX
Burns Poultry (Herbrucks) – Mulligan, MI
Bushman Farms (Organic Valley) – Fort Atkinson, IA
Delta Egg Farm – Chase, KS
Green Meadow (Herbrucks) – Saranac, MI
Hilltop LLC – Boehning Dairy – Earth, TX
Horizon Dairy (WhiteWave) – Kennedyville, MD
Idalou Egg Ranch – Idalou, TX
Kreher’s – Clarence, NY
Natural Prairie – Channing, TX
Raymond Facility – Raymond, OH
Redland Dairy – Farwell, TX
Smart Chicken – Tecumseh, NE

View the Formal Complaints on the Certifiers Approving These Factory Farms

Quality Assurance International – Aurora Coldwater
Quality Assurance International – Aurora Dublin
Quality Assurance International – Burns Poultry (Herbrucks)
Oregon Tilth – Bushman Farms (Organic Valley)
Oregon Tilth – Delta Egg
Quality Assurance International – Green Meadow (Herbrucks)
Texas Department of Agriculture – Boehning Dairy
Quality Assurance International – Horizon Dairy (WhiteWave)
CCOF – Idalou Egg Ranch
Global Organic Alliance – Kreher’s
Texas Department of Agriculture – Natural Prairie
Global Organic Alliance – Raymond-Nature Pure-Topaz-New Day
Iowa Department of Agriculture – Smart Chicken