Judge: Wisconsin Must Levy Environmental Protections on Dairy Farm
A Dane County judge has ruled the Department of Natural Resources can't retract a previous decision and must continue imposing environmental protections on a large dairy farm expansion.
Dane County Circuit Judge John W. Markson ruled last week that Wisconsin can set limits on large dairy feedlots to protect water sources from pollution, overturning a decision of department secretary Cathy Stepp.
The court decision is the latest development in a dispute over Kinnard Farms' plans to expand its dairy operations by thousands of cows in Kewaunee County.
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