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Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network calls for moratorium on CAFO approval in the state.

Right To Harm Film Showing in Menomonie

WisCommunity is sponsoring a series of environmental films along with other community organizations. The first film in the series will be shown on March 5, 2020 at 7 PM. The film is called Right To Harm. This is a film about factory farming and the effects of factory farms on communities. It features some Wisconsin farmers, including Lynn Utesch (video clip below).

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How To Smell A CAFO

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October 29, 2019

Russ Hanson is determined to live a better retirement than his in-laws did. For him that means steering clear of the odors that can accompany large livestock farms.

What Does CAFO Oversight Look Like In Wisconsin And Who Pays For It?

June 26, 2019

Wisconsin's agricultural bounty is possible thanks in part to the state's voluminous supply of freshwater. At the same time, the use of this resource to grow crops and nourish livestock poses risks to the quality of these waters. The effects of agricultural practices on the state's rivers, lakes, wetlands and groundwater can come by way of soil erosion, water overuse, chemicals and livestock manure.

Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network calls for moratorium on CAFO approval in the state.

June 15, 2017

Wisconsin citizens’ right to clean water, clean air and a good quality of life is endangered by water pollution frequently caused by agriculture. Wisconsin’s industrial agriculture industry generates more manure than crops can safely use as fertilizer leading to excess phosphorus and nitrate levels in the soil and groundwater. As a result, our local streams, lakes, and waterways are quickly becoming damaged beyond repair.

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