Concerns over WA dairy oversight
April 4, 2012 by Yakima Herald-Republic
April 4, 2012, Yakima, WA – A federal judge’s stern rebuke of a Royal City dairy that violated an agreement to clean up its manure-management practices contrasts with the high marks state agriculture inspectors gave the same facility, raising questions about the thoroughness of state inspections, long criticized by environmental activists.
Judge Lonny Suko of U.S. District Court in Yakima late last year ruled that the industrial-scale Nelson Faria dairy polluted groundwater relied upon by nearby residents. READ MORE