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WI dairy seeking alternate spreading plan


May 20, 2011
By Ripon Commonwealth Press

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May 19, 2011, Ripon, WI –
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is adamant about regulations
against spreading manure on wet fields. It’s also always been clear that
farmers must test every field that is likely to be wet in the spring for how
close groundwater is to the surface.
May 19, 2011, Ripon, WI –
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is adamant about regulations
against spreading manure on wet fields. It’s also always been clear that
farmers must test every field that is likely to be wet in the spring for how
close groundwater is to the surface.

Rosendale Dairy has a
different idea, one the DNR is considering letting it test out. The dairy would
like to test just a handful of fields, and use a mathematical formula to
determine what other fields are wet or dry, based on those sample tests.

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