By Tim Kowols
A possible herd expansion moratorium in Kewaunee County takes its first step Tuesday when its Land and Water Conservation Committee takes it up for discussion. The moratorium has been a common theme at recent Department of Natural Resources meetings and workshops with residents citing large farms as a culprit for the area’s poor groundwater quality. Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy owner and Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee Member John Pagel says it is good to have the discussion even if a moratorium might not be necessary if surface and groundwater can begin to improve.
Last year, the Town of Lincoln enacted its own moratorium on expanding livestock facilities that do not have a positive impact on waste reduction. The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation meeting will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Land and Water Conservation Department building in Luxemburg.