Dairymen across Wisconsin are worried that Governor Tony Evers is giving local governments the tool to limit livestock in the state.
The Wisconsin Dairy Alliance yesterday said proposed changes to the state’s livestock siting law would give local governments the ability to stifle livestock operations. The proposal would allow cities, towns, or counties to require more space between a farm and its neighbors or a public project like a road.
The WDA says Wisconsin lawmakers originally wrote the rules for landowners with an eye toward helping dairy farmers. The group says this proposed change would do the opposite.