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WA dairy challenge has broad implications, experts say

August 19, 2015  by Capital Press

August 19, 2015, Sun Valley, ID — Following state-regulated nutrient management plans didn’t save five Washington dairies from Environmental Protection Agency action and an environmental lawsuit that resulted in stringent new protocols, costly environmental upgrades and other mitigation actions.

That should be a warning to all dairymen that following current standards might not protect them from similar EPA actions and lawsuits, according to a panel discussing the repercussions of the Yakima, Wash., case at the Idaho Milk Processors Association annual conference held mid-August. READ MORE


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