Wacko over CAFOs

By Bill Berry

One of the most contentious issues in rural Wisconsin today involves large livestock facilities. Unfortunately, as with most such matters, emotion often trumps reason, and there’s a lot of emotion flying around on all sides of this issue.

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has been holding listening sessions throughout the state to review a livestock siting rule that took effect in 2006. Maybe DATCP will propose some revisions to the rule now that it’s been in place for several years. That would seem appropriate.

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