Farmers weigh in on proposed state soil conservation rule

By  | 
View Map

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Farmers and others are weighing in on proposed changes to Wisconsin’s soil and water conservation rule.

Farm

The first of four hearings around the state is being held today in Eau Claire.

Sue Porter, with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, says the standards are used to protect soil and water across the state: including farm runoff

"It's really setting the standard for what nutrient management would be measured by. It's protecting our soils from erosion. It's providing the food for the crops we need and managing that as tight as we can so we have the least amount of runoff and save money on fertilizer,” said Porter.

Porter says that she hopes the standards will be in place by the 2018 crop year.

The hearing will also be held from 5:30 to 7:30 Monday at CVTC in Eau Claire.



 
The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus