Bayfield County, DNR In Settlement Talks Over CAFO Ordinance
Monday, July 10, 2017, 6:20am
Bayfield County officials say they’ve begun formal settlement talks with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over an ordinance that would go beyond state standards for large farms known as concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. The two were set to defend their positions on the ordinance in Bayfield County Circuit Court on Monday, but that has been postponed.
Bayfield County To Defend CAFO Ordinance In Court
Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:45am
Bayfield County will argue its case against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in court next month. The two are at odds over a county ordinance that would place more restrictions on large-scale farms to protect water quality there.
State Rejects Bayfield County Ordinance For CAFOs
Friday, July 1, 2016, 5:30pm
The state Department of Natural Resources has rejected an ordinance developed by Bayfield County in northern Wisconsin that sought to put more restrictions on large scale farms built near a watershed.
Superior Days Kicks Off With Focus On CAFOs, UW-Extension
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:30pm
Participants in this year's Superior Days — a grassroots lobbying initiative focusing on northern Wisconsin issues — met with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources during its first day of lobbying on Tuesday.
Bayfield County Passes New CAFO Regulations
Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 6:30pm
Last February, Bayfield County passed a one-year moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations. Almost a year later, the county has passed a pair of ordinances that provides more local oversight of large farms, known as CAFOs.
Waterway Near Proposed CAFO Has High Phosphorus Levels
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 6:10pm
Researchers have found phosphorus levels exceed state water quality standards in a creek near Lake Superior. The data suggests runoff from farm lands is likely contributing to higher levels as an Iowa company is moving ahead with plans for a large hog farm nearby.
Bayfield County Committee Makes Recommendations For CAFO Oversight
Monday, December 7, 2015, 9:00pm
A northern Wisconsin county is weighing its options for protecting public health and the environment from the potential impacts of a concentrated animal feeding operation, as an Iowa company prepares to build a large-scale farm there that will house 26,000 hogs.
Bayfield County Passes Moratorium On Large-Scale Farms
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 3:55pm
Supporters of a new moratorium on large-scale farms in Bayfield County say it gives the county more time to study risks and oversight that come with concentrated animal feeding operations, while opponents say it could negatively impact existing farmers.
Bayfield County To Consider Moratorium On CAFOs
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 5:15pm
Bayfield County will consider passing a moratorium on large-scale farms at a Wednesday night meeting, though it's unclear whether the moratorium would apply to a concentrated animal feeding operation that an Iowa-based company has proposed building in the area.