Lee Luft: State scores a rare trifecta — but Wisconsin farmers and residents don't win

 The number of CAFOs, or concentrated animal feeding operations, has shot up in the past decade -- as have concerns about their impact on water quality and quantity.

The number of CAFOs, or concentrated animal feeding operations, has shot up in the past decade -- as have concerns about their impact on water quality and quantity.

When will Wisconsin choose a course correction that no longer encourages increasing milk production in a glutted market, or further expansions of CAFOs that require land-spreading of millions of gallons of liquid manure over known vulnerable land, or the drilling of ever-more high-capacity wells? It will happen only when we, individual citizens of Wisconsin, get involved and require that our legislators demand a more reasoned approach and more accountability.