By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee member Lee Luft does not see their local townships following the lead of others in the state when it comes to stricter manure spreading practices. The town of Liberty Grove could join municipalities like Nashotah and Delafield on Wednesday with stricter spreading regulations, including banning manure not produced within its boundaries. Luft says many farms straddle township lines based on where the home farm is located and where they own or lease land. With other regulations already in place in Kewaunee County like the ban on spreading in the winter months and the new NR-151 rules, Luft says farmers should have the opportunity to be able to stick to their nutrient management plans.
Luft believes farms would likely have to scale back their size if new ordinances were enacted due to land restraints.