Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Vernon County Says NO to CAFO

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, Jul 01, 2009 @ 08:07 AM

In November, 2008, a small article in the La Crosse Tribune stated, “Large Dairy Operation Eyes Viroqua-Westby Area”. That announcement of a possible 1,000 to 2,000-head dairy operation along East Smith Road just south of Westby, spurred a crash course on the impacts of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). It didn’t take long to understand this scale of livestock operation had the potential to negatively impact the environment, the neighbors and the entire community.

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