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WI task force calls for limits on manure spreading


June 22, 2016, Kewaunee, WI – In Kewaunee County, where controversy has long raged over large-scale dairy farms and pollution, a first-ever task force of citizens, farmers and public officials called for limits on manure spreading and stronger oversight from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The recommendations made will be closely watched because the group focused on activities in northeastern Wisconsin, where thin soils, geologic conditions and the practices of concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOS, and their potential to pollute streams, lakes and groundwater have long been under scrutiny. READ MORE