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Wisconsin officials propose rules to limit farm animal waste


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have created new standards to limit animal waste on farms in the eastern part of the state.

The proposed regulations from the state Department of Natural Resources target more than 87,000 acres of farmland in 15 eastern counties, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) reported. The land lies over fractured bedrock, which can serve as a pathway for manure to get into aquifers and taint drinking water.

In recent years, concerns over well contamination in the state have increased. Northeastern Wisconsin is particularly vulnerable beca...

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