JFC nixes Walker’s plan to kill the stray voltage program

The committee rejected the guv’s proposal to eliminate the program that aids farmers who believe their dairy herds are being affected by stray voltage.
The program, housed at the PSC and DATCP, is funded by nearly $1.1 million over the biennium in assessments on some electrical utilities and cooperatives.
There is disagreement at which level stray voltage impacts cows. Caused when electrical systems are grounded to the earth, some farmers suspect it adversely impacts milk production, and the program allows them to request a test for its presence.
PSC investigates about 420 stray voltage cases ...

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