DBA, Edge: Dairy groups push back on anti-CAFO resolution in Polk County

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative are telling Polk County officials there is a more effective way to address concerns about larger livestock farms than piling on regulations or banning the farms all together.
Polk County’s Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday is scheduled to consider a resolution that deals with potential new regulations on so-called CAFOs, farms with at least 1,000 animal units. A farm can pass that threshold with 600-700 cows, especially if raising heifers and calves.

“There is a better path forward than the o...

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