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Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) Virtual Information Center

The AFO Virtual Information Center is a tool to facilitate quick access to livestock agricultural information in the U.S. This site is a single point of reference to obtain links to state regulations, web sites, permits and policies, nutrient management information, livestock and trade associations, federal web sites, best management practices and controls, cooperative extension and land grant universities, research, funding, and information on environmental issues. You can search links by selecting a specific link category, by selecting a state to obtain state-specific links, or view all AFO Virtual Information Center links.

Link Categories

  • EPA Programs - Provides links to specific EPA programs and initiatives related to Animal Feeding Operations.
  • Other Federal Programs - Links to programs at USDA, Department of Energy, and other federal agencies.
  • State Regulations - Links to state AFO/CAFO regulations and requirements.
  • State Web Sites, Permits, and Other Publications - Links to state AFO/CAFO web sites, state agricultural web sites, example general and individual CAFO permits, fact sheets, inspection forms, guidance, and compliance assistance publications
  • Nutrient Management - Information and tools to help develop nutrient management plans, including state technical standards.
  • Livestock and Trade Associations - Links to trade associations involved with the livestock industry.
  • Best Management Practices and Controls - Links to web site and documents highlighting best management practices related to controlling discharges from AFOs/CAFOs.
  • Cooperative Extension and Land Grant Universities - Links to land grant universities, extensions, and other universities conducting agricultural research and providing assistance to the agricultural community.
  • Research - Links to research projects and papers developed by universities and other institutions.
  • Funding - Funding options for AFOs/CAFOs, including federal funding programs.
  • Environmental Issues - Links to information about water quality, air quality, public health, and energy issues associated with AFOs/CAFOs.

State Search

Click your state below to get links to all state web sites and land grant universities. The state web sites contain AFO/CAFO state regulations and requirements, downloadable example general and individual CAFO permits, fact sheets, inspection forms, guidance, and compliance assistance publications.

Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont Region 2: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Region 2: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Region 3: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Region 6: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Region 7: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska Region 8: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Region 9: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Johnston Atoll, Midway Islands, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island Region 9: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Johnston Atoll, Midway Islands, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington Alabama Alaska American Samoa Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Washington, DC Florida Georgia Guam Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachussets Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Northern Mariana Islands Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Trust Territories Utah Vermont Virgin Islands Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

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NOTICE: Users of this site should use the links provided as a gateway to obtain additional information. Although EPA lists these web sites, they should not be considered officially endorsed by the Agency. EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by these links or any other linked site.

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