Community Conflicts over Intensive Livestock Operations: How and Why Do Such Conflicts Escalate? Academic Article uri icon


  • Why do community groups and individuals oppose establishment of intensive scale livestock operations in communities? Why have established forms of economic activity become the pariah of rural communities across the nation? In December 1997, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Resolution 91. This article addresses the results of a research project funded by the state Department of Agriculture in response to Senate Resolution 91, directing the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a model of community dispute resolution to address community conflicts involving intensive livestock operations ("ILOs"). Specifically this article addresses project findings detailing why conflicts over ILOs arise and how they escalate.

author list (cited authors)

  • Abdalla, C. W., Becker, J. C., Hanke, R., Cook-Huffman, C., Gray, B., & Welsh, N. A.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002 11:11 AM