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Efforts ongoing to enforce new manure spreading restrictions


February 5, 2019
By Wisconsin Public Radio

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The state Department of Natural Resources is working with counties and farms in eastern Wisconsin to enforce new restrictions on manure spreading that took effect last year.

Natural Resource Board members recently sought information at a meeting about the agency’s monitoring of the new standards and their impact on water quality.

The new standards limit how much manure is spread on farms across 16 counties. Farms with less than two feet of topsoil can’t spread manure because it’s more likely it would seep through the region’s fractured bedrock and contaminate groundwater. However, the way those standards are implemented depends on the level of funding state and county agencies receive, said Brian Weigel, deputy director with the DNR’s runoff management program. | For the full story, CLICK HERE