Amid objects, DNR approves plans for large-scale hog farm in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved plans from the owner of a large-scale hog farm to build a second concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, in the state’s Driftless Area. The DNR issued a wastewater permit on Friday for Howard “AV” Roth, owner of Roth Feeder Pig, Inc., to build a second facility … Read more

Kewaunee County dairy CAFO sues DNR over permit barring future expansion

A controversial dairy farm in Kewaunee County is suing state environmental regulators over changes to its wastewater permit that strengthen groundwater monitoring and prevent the operation from expanding beyond its current size. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued the modified permit to Kinnard Farms in Casco on March 25. The changes are tied to … Read more