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Proposal for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Concerns Bayfield County Residents

"A proposal to establish a hog farrowing operation in the Town of Eileen in Bayfield County has raised concerns by several Bayfield county residents, who fear the potential impacts on groundwater, odors caused by hog manure and impacts on existing organic farming operations.
They plan to take those concerns to the Bayfield county Board meeting tonight, even though no firm commitment to build a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) has yet been announced.
According to Duane Popple, a wastewater specialist with the Agricultural Runoff Section of the Department of Natural Resources, he has spoken with Dale Reicks of Reicks View Farm near Lawler, Iowa about the possibility of operating a farrowing facility on Franzel Road in the Bayfield County Town of Eileen."

Read the Ashlad Daily Press article here