Polk Co. backs down on CAFO moratorium after threat of legal action

When members of the Polk County Board of Supervisors decided to take up measures regulating large-scale hog farms and extending a moratorium on them, it didn`t take long for the part-time elected officials to hear from industry big guns. 

One day before the board was set to vote on the measures, representatives from the Venture Dairy Cooperative, Wisconsin Dairy Alliance and the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce sent supervisors a letter warning the supervisors they could be committing a felony if they moved forward with regulating concentrated animal feeding operations...

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Ken Notes: Attention Polk County, try a "Yes If You Digest" policy. Establish a set of rules for waste management that require digestion and effluent heated to 165 for farms with more that 1,000 head. One of two thing will happen, farms choose not to build in Polk County or you get exponentially cleaner farms and usable safe waste...



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