Tons of manure buildup may cost CA dairy $1.4M
December 5, 2012 by Stockton Record
December 4, 2012, Tracy, CA – State water cops is proposing fining a local dairyman nearly $1.4 million, saying he allowed tens of thousands of tons of manure to accumulate on his farm and illegally buried dead cows on nearby cropland.
Most of the fine stems from the discovery of excess manure at Tosta’s dairy and his failure to submit a plan to deal with it. In documents, state regulators estimate the waste was several feet deep and encroaching on the animals’ corrals. READ MORE