Improved agricultural performance standards is a win for lakes!

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Unanimous vote for policy changes to agricultural performance standards

We are pleased to announce that the Dane County Board voted unanimously on March 7, 2019 for Amending Chapter 14 and Creating Chapter 49 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances, Agricultural Performance Standards and Manure Management.”

This action follows many months of Clean Lakes Alliance’s participation on the Healthy Farms Healthy Lakes Task Force. Our strong grassroots advocacy helped get this key recommendation enacted. Your voices were heard. We thank YOU for reaching out to your County Board representatives to make sure they recognized this as a community priority.

Chapter 49 will improve agricultural performance standards and manure management

Chapter 49 improves agricultural performance standards

  • Incorporates Wisconsin’s agricultural performance standards to minimize polluted farm runoff
  • Creates a “certificate of use” requirement to ensure manure storages are properly and safely operated
  • Helps ensure that nutrient management plans are followed
  • Expands winter spreading oversight to all manure types applied during frozen, snow-covered conditions when the risk of runoff is highest

Please join us in thanking our Dane County Board Supervisors for their leadership on this important issue.

Learn more about the significance of these policy changes, and read a summary of all eight Task Force recommendations and their objectives.

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