DNR board approves manure limitations for eastern WI
January 25, 2018 by Wisconsin Public Radio
January 25, 2018, Madison, WI – The state Department of Natural Resources Board has approved new restrictions on manure spreading in 15 eastern Wisconsin counties.
The DNR developed the rules largely in response to widespread groundwater contamination in Kewaunee County. Manure runoff has harmed drinking and surface water in parts of the county and other communities.
The regulations limit how much manure farms in the counties can spread. The limits vary according to the depth of each farm’s topsoil. Farms with less than two feet of topsoil would be prohibited from spreading any manure. The restrictions also carve out zones around wells where farmers can’t spread manure. READ MORE