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DAIRYLAND CLIFF NOTES

DAIRYLAND CLIFF NOTES

Wisconsin’s governor is going to need to figure-out about a new Ag Secretary soon.

The state Senate is set to vote tomorrow on DATCP Secretary Brad Pfaff, but there aren’t enough votes to keep him on the job. Governor Evers says he cannot believe lawmakers are rejecting Pfaff, who’s been with the agency since January. Pfaff is upset that Republican lawmakers would not spend 200-thousand-dollars on rural suicide prevention efforts.

Meanwhile, we have a vote in. Dairy farmers in Wisconsin aren’t going to have to worry about new rules for their farms, or the smells that come off the farm. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection on Friday announced it is not going to vote on new siting rules for livestock operators.

The idea was to create new rules for how local governments were to manage livestock operations across the state. Farm groups worried the new rules would punish farmers, or at least make things tougher. DATCP says they need more time to study the rules.

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