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WI county rewrites manure management rules


October 20, 2014, La Crosse, WI – La Crosse County has revised its manure management ordinance, with a few key additions to better align local rules with state regulations, county officials said.

Most of the changes amount to a “rearrangement” of the ordinance to streamline and make it more understandable, said Gregg Stangl, county land conservation director. The proposed revision reduces the ordinance from nine pages to six, Stangl said.

New to the regulations is manure storage pits that have gone unused for two years — no additions or removals for spreading — will be considered abandoned and must be properly shut down. That includes removing any remaining manure and contaminated soil, a process that can mean digging down 6 to 12 inches depending on the soil type, Stangl said. READ MORE