Adams County Residdents Differ On Proposed Factory Farm

St. Croix County is not alone in the fight to protect our air, water and quality of life from the invasion of factory farms. Below is an article for the Country Today discussing the pros and cons for a CAFO moving into an area. The Country Today is a week newspaper out of Eau Claire that does an excellent job of covering the hot topics in Wisconsin agriculture. The paper comes on Thursday and you can get it at Family Fresh grocery store in downtown New Richmond.

By Sara Bredesen
Regional Editor
April 21, 2010

GRAND MARSH - About 200 Adams County residents got a chance April 14 to ask questions about a 4,300-cow dairy proposed by Milk Source for the eastern side of the county, but not all were pleased with the answers or reception they got.

"A lot of them are not really happy because they thought this was going to be a set down where they would tell us where this is going to go," said Jim Phillips, a 40-year resident of Grand Marsh.

Phillips is a next-door neighbor of one of about 15 pieces of property included in an offer to purchase by Milk Source, a partnership that owns dairies in Omro, Kaukauna and Rosendale.

Phillips said he was inside the community building, handing out information expressing opposition to the dairy, and was asked to leave the event hosted by Milk Source.

Read more at The Country Today.

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