Walker seeks to shift CAFO oversight from DNR to DATCP

Photo by USDA.
Photo by USDA.

Gov. Scott Walker says he's committed to working with lawmakers and the EPA to give the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection regulatory authority over concentrated animal feeding operations.
Walker made the pledge as part of the Rural Agenda he unveiled Thursday at the Governor's Northern Economic & Community Development Summit in Trego. Right now, those CAFOs are regulated by the Department of Natural Resources.
But a release from the guv's office detailing the agenda said the provision would "encourage the best use of technical expertise and create program efficiencie...

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