Long road ahead for rolling out manure restrictions in eastern Wisconsin
November 5, 2019 by Wisconsin State Farmer
Efforts are ongoing among state and county officials to work with farms on new restrictions for manure spreading that took effect in eastern Wisconsin last year that include identifying the most shallow soils over the region’s fractured bedrock.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources updated the Natural Resources Board this week on the agency’s progress to implement targeted performance standards across 15 counties. Farms with less than 2 feet of topsoil can’t spread manure because it’s more likely to seep through the region’s Silurian bedrock and contaminate groundwater. | READ MORE