Kewaunee County, WI is ground zero in the fight for clean water in rural Wisconsin, yet it has gotten even crazier there:
At a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) public hearing last week county officials, environmentalists and residents protested a permit request by Kewaunee County's Land and Water Conservation Committee Chairman John Pagel that would allow him to spray liquid manure on fields owned or rented throughout the county by his large dairy operation in West Kewaunee.
If approved, it would be the first time that liquid manure is sprayed in the county...
Pagel owns Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy in Kewaunee. The dairy's concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) permit is up for renewal and would allow him to continue operating a dairy farm with approximately 9,532 animal units and to spread the cow manure on 8,133 acres he owns or rents from other landowners.