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Manure spraying catching on in WI


April 16, 2013
By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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April 15, 2013 – New methods of spreading manure on farm fields are becoming the latest flashpoint of conflict among farmers, their neighbors and environmentalists.

Supporters say that spraying waste from barns and feedlots with high-capacity hoses and irrigation-style sprayers has many advantages, including cost savings and potential environmental benefits. But opponents worry about the effect that airborne pathogens pose for farm workers and nearby residents when a mix of brownish water and manure is sprayed in an aerosol over a field. READ MORE