Big Ag’s biggest players benefit from making consumers think a food shortage is imminent if they’re made to shut down. Here are the facts > https://t.co/I4WWakF3F1 #WIRight #wipolitics #wiunion #ReopenAmerica — Wisconsin Strong (@WisconsinStrong) April 27, 2020
Wisconsin has lost more than 2,000 dairy farms under the Trump administration. Family farm bankruptcies are up 66% across the Midwest. Is that what Trump meant when he promised “to take care of our dairy farmers"? pic.twitter.com/7vgulvoLHH — CAP Action (@CAPAction) March 5, 2020
Jerry, a fifth-generation Wisconsin farmer, voted for Trump in 2016. After three years of policies that hurt his community, Jerry’s decided it’s time to speak up. pic.twitter.com/UxHHrcnmgx — Priorities Wisconsin (@PrioritiesWI) February 18, 2020
Donald Trump’s trade war exacerbated our farm crisis, forcing 10% of Wisconsin farms to close their doors last year, yet Mike Pence would have us believe he has the best interests of farmers at heart. We are tired of being lied to. #wipoliticshttps://t.co/zaDsW7fL0p — For Our Future WI (@ForOurFutureWI) January 27, 2020 …
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how dangerous contaminants from fecal matter are entering private wells in Kewaunee County. New research by U.S. Department of Agriculture microbiologist Mark Borchardt shows nitrate and coliform in the water mostly comes from agriculture — and not human waste.
“Where we see the strong relationships, the strong linkages, those are with agricultural factors. So that would suggest that agriculture is primarily responsible for those two contaminants,” he said in an interview
Borchardt’s study found that the No. 1 risk factor for contamination was the proximity of a well to a manure storage pit. Borchardt said the closest well in the study was 150 feet from a manure pit, but even wells three miles away still have some risk of being contaminated with coliform.
“Opponents of a proposed massive factory farm sited in Wood and Adams counties are working on several fronts to stop the proposed Wycocki CAFO or Concentrated (Confined) Agricultural Feeding Operation in the Town of Saratoga. One campaign has citizen groups reaching out to promote the tourism and and recreational potential of the region, located at…
Writes Cain-Carrell in her Facebook page:
This evening I spoke with a Saratoga resident that has their home up for sale. Shortly after listing the home, they received a full price offer. They accepted. The realtor disclosed a little info on the CAFO to the buyer from Illinois and [their] family backed out. Every perspective buyer LOVES the home and feels its 300K + price tag is a fair price … BUT HAVE NO INTEREST IN LIVING NEAR THE PROPOSED GOLDEN SANDS DAIRY. Wysocki Companies, you have no right to hold our community hostage!!! GO AWAY & STAY AWAY.
SB 291 is the end game of Republican strategy to pose as protectors of groundwater while directing the newly polluter-friendly Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) to expedite permits for high-capacity wells drawing more than 100,000 gallons of groundwater a day.
Krug’s spin is reported in a largely uncritical piece by Jason Stein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on October 9.
The water is used by industrialized agriculture (Concentrated (Confined) Agricultural Feeding Operations) and other large industrialized agricultural corporations combining the water with cow manure and sending back into the environment millions of gallons of liquid and aerialized cow manure with often tragic health and environmental consequences.
Big Agriculture demanding full control of water through new state laws to be enacted by Republicans, anOctober 5 press releasereads, and orders.
The brazen nature of the October 5 press release reflects the mentality of Big Agriculture in Wisconsin.
They demand “certainty” from the Republican legislators they finance, and they want their right to aquifers enshrined in law, while Big Ag plays the victim and gets its way in the DNR now in a pretension Big Ag does not already own Republican legislators, the DNR and Scott Walker.
As for the Wisconsin families who live here, (not in gated communities far from the industrialized, polluting operations like CAFO owner James Wysocki), most would be happy if Big Ag would just leave Wisconsin.
Central Sands Dairy gets to –
- Spray in winds up to 15mph (because odors and mists fall to the ground at 14mph)
- Self-monitor and self-report (WI’s water problems clearly indicate how well that works)
- Spray in an area which has groundwater contamination so high in nitrates, the irrigation wells are considered a “major source of nutrients” (Hail to Irony!)
- Well test for only one year (then…eh…we’ll see)
- Self-monitor with two-hour observation intervals (please, have you read the Rap Sheets? Years of reports are missing from WPDES Permit files and they still re-issue a permit every five years…there is no incentive to drive 55 when the cops are never around)
- Shoot shit out of an end gun but only during the day (because they did not like “preliminary findings” the Workgroup research provided)
- Spray at night (when there are no UV rays to kill pathogens and it is highly unlikely you will be able to observe equipment in the dark )
Copenhagen’s big, and Whitewater is small, but we have this advantage that [famous Danish] Chef Redzepi can only match at great expense and effort: we are even now surrounded by fresh, local produce of fine quality and variety. He can – and surely will – find the delicious ingredients he needs for his new establishment.
We, too, have delicious produce, suitable for fine meals, and it’s within our reach even now. Table after table, basket after basket, all around us. Fields, gardens, pastures, greenhouses: we’re brimming with what so many wish they could enjoy.
The Central Sands Dairy in Juneau County Wisconsin is promoted as the state-of-the-art model for the proposed massive Golden Sands Dairy in Saratoga (Agri-View).
This frightens area residents in Wood and Adams County as a new report shows massive nitrate levels in area groundwater monitoring wells at Central Sands.
Both Central Sands and Golden Sands are owned by the Wysocki Family of Companies, whose corporate officers live safely off-site from the massive industrialized Central Sands Dairy site and Golden Sands sites.
The CAFO model is to apply for dozens of high capacity water wells, mix the water with cow shit, and send it back in liquidized form by spraying the toxin-filled mess through the air into area waters and land.
Big ag in Wisconsin is about to get the biggest special interest gift imaginable at the expense of everyone else downstream – – permanent rights to well water which cannot be regulated by the DNR for the withdrawals’ cumulative effects….