By Tim Kowols
Five confined animal feeding operations will have their day in front of the Department of Natural Resources and the communities they live in to discuss their pollutant discharge permits. Dairy Dreams, Seidl’s Mountain View Dairy, Kinnard Farms, Sandway Farms, Wakker Dairy Farm will all have their permits reviewed by the DNR, with the latter three including plans of herd expansion. Kewaunee County Board member Lee Luft says many different factors go into the attendance and the length of public hearings regarding waste discharge permit renewals, with some attracting dozens of people and going for hours. Luft wishes they would have spread out the hearings over the course of a few days.
The quintuple farm hearing on the operator’s waste discharge permits will take place November 28 inside the Exhibition Building at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m.