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WA to review how much rules cost dairies


September 12, 2016, Olympia, WA – The Washington Department of Ecology said it will re-examine how much money new manure-management rules will cost dairies, responding to complaints that it has vastly understated the financial burden on farms.

The department has estimated that complying with the new rules on storing and spreading manure will cost dairies a few thousands of dollars a year. Farms groups and individual farmers, however, say actual costs could run into six-figures annually, potentially bankrupting some dairies. READ MORE