Rural America’s Own Private Flint: Polluted Water Too Dangerous to Drink

Via The New York Times: ARMENIA, Wis. — The groundwater that once ran cool and clean from taps in this Midwestern farming town is now laced with contaminants and fear. People refuse to drink it. They won’t brush their teeth with it. They dread taking showers. Rural communities call it their own, private Flint— a diffuse, creeping … More Rural America’s Own Private Flint: Polluted Water Too Dangerous to Drink

Contaminated Water in Juneau and Wood Counties Brings Potential Legal Action

Via WAOW: CENTRAL WISCONSIN (WAOW) — Two Wisconsin law firms Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., and Pines Bach LLP will represent residents in a dispute involving big farms. Dozens of residents met with representatives of the law firms Tuesday evening to get a clearer understanding of what lies ahead. Critics claim a concentrated animal feed operation … More Contaminated Water in Juneau and Wood Counties Brings Potential Legal Action

Wisconsin Supreme Court Removes Hurdle For Large-Scale Dairy Farm

Via Wisconsin Public Radio: Property rights advocates are hailing a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in favor of a proposed large-scale dairy farm in central Wisconsin. Opponents of Golden Sands Dairy insist they are not defeated. The company wants to house 5,300 cows and grow vegetables on almost 6,400 acres of land in Wood County’s Town of Saratoga. A … More Wisconsin Supreme Court Removes Hurdle For Large-Scale Dairy Farm

State Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Saratoga Dairy

Via WSAU: MADISON, WI (WSAU) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has overruled an appeals court and granted the owners of a proposed dairy operation in the Central Wisconsin town of Saratoga the right to use over 6300 acres of land despite a town zoning ordinance The case of Golden Sands Dairy LLC vs the Town of … More State Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Saratoga Dairy

Saratoga Not Giving Up After State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Proposed Dairy

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: MADISON – The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the owners of a proposed large-scale dairy near Wisconsin Rapids can farm 6,388 acres of related land despite a town zoning ordinance. The court, in a 5-2 decision, reversed an appeals court’s 2017 ruling that building permits for the proposed 5,300-cow dairy did not allow … More Saratoga Not Giving Up After State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Proposed Dairy

Wisconsin Court Clears Way for Large-Scale Dairy Farm

Via Associated Press: MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court removed a regulatory hurdle Tuesday for a large-scale dairy farm in central Wisconsin, ruling that the farmers’ right to use thousands of acres for crops was locked in when they filed their building permit. Wisconsin is the nation’s second-leading milk producer. Dairy operations in the … More Wisconsin Court Clears Way for Large-Scale Dairy Farm

Golden Sands Dairy Dispute Could Reach Supreme Court

From Wisconsin Ag Connection: The developers of the proposed Golden Sands Dairy in Saratoga have filed papers with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in hopes that justice will hear their case. On Monday, the Wysocki Family of Companies submitted legal documents to overturn a recent decision by the Wisconsin District IV Court of Appeals that stated … More Golden Sands Dairy Dispute Could Reach Supreme Court

Large Dairy Farm Developers Turn to Wisconsin Supreme Court

From WSAW: MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The owners of a proposed large-scale dairy farm in Wood County have asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that blocked the project. Golden Sands Dairy maintains it has rights to use most of its 6,400 acres for growing crops and manure spreading because the land was zoned … More Large Dairy Farm Developers Turn to Wisconsin Supreme Court