Door County CAFO Skewered at Hearing

 At a packed public hearing in the Forestville Town Hall the morning of March 2, modern industrial farming was repeatedly pitchforked for being a monster on the landscape

At a packed public hearing in the Forestville Town Hall the morning of March 2, modern industrial farming was repeatedly pitchforked for being a monster on the landscape

"Too little topsoil and too many cows, he said.

“We cannot stop them. It’s a rubber stamp down in Madison,” Swanson said. “What I want them to do is to think about what they send down that river. You cannot apply 40, 50, 60 tons of manure on four or five feet of soil and not do damage. And they know it. Farmers have known this for hundreds and hundreds of years.”

"Swanson said government is not coming to the rescue of impaired and threatened waters, so the best thing to do is to stop renting land for manure application."