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WI Supreme Court to take up Golden Sands Dairy case


September 25, 2017
By Wisconsin Ag Connection

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September 25, 2017, Madison, WI – The five-plus year dispute between the developers of the proposed Golden Sands Dairy in Saratoga and their local township will soon be heard by the state’s highest court.

Wisconsin Supreme Court justices recently issued a notice stating they will take the case after the Wysocki Family of Companies submitted legal documents to overturn an April 2017 decision by the District IV Court of Appeals that stated the farm would not be able to use more than 6,000 acres of nearby land for manure spreading or other agricultural purposes because of a local ordinance instituted by the town board.

The dairy wants to house 5,300 animals on the site, which would generate 55 million gallons of liquid manure and another 25,000 tons of solid waste each year. But neighbors are concerned that the manure would contaminate local drinking water and increase traffic on their local roads. READ MORE