Yeah! Stickin’ it to the Amish!

The EPA is cracking down on agricultural polluters like Smithfield’s legendary pig feces sewage pools.  Oh, just kidding.  Actually, the EPA is running an education campaign with the Amish to discourage them from allowing cow manure to spill into the water supply.

…farmers like Mr. Stoltzfus are facing growing scrutiny for agricultural practices that the federal government sees as environmentally destructive. Their cows generate heaps of manure that easily washes into streams and flows onward into the Chesapeake Bay.

Several hundred Amish farmers are being contacted individually by the EPA and shown how to make pits for corralling the manure, not like pools of animal shit ever spill into the water supply.

Pig housing with a feces containment pool in the background.

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