By Paul Schmitt
With the Kewaunee County Board moving forward with this week in approving the Waste Irrigation Ordinance to better control manure spreading in the county, hopes are that the reached compromise will bode well for both farmers and the environment in the future. Board member Lee Luft, who also serves on the Groundwater Task Force and Land & Water Conservation Committee, says important safeguards were maintained in the ordinance for safe manure irrigation.
Luft says a slight reduction in the allowable wind speed was also kept intact. He believes all-in-all the changes to streamline the ordinance were good while preserving the needed protections for proper waste irrigation.