Chemicals and pathogens may leach from landfill and sewage areas to contaminate crops, soil, and ground water used for production. Landfills and sewage treatment facilities can also attract unwanted wildlife and pests such as birds, rats, and raccoons. If fields are close to treatment facilities or landfills, assess the likelihood of contamination from runoff, wind, and pests.
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