Update - Clarification: Family farms are not regulated by the DNR, Factory Farm (CAFOs) over a thousand animal units are regulated by the DNR.
November 14, 2019 – We have been assured that all manure from this CAFO is being spread according to a detailed Nutrient Management Plan that does not allow for over-spreading, improper spreading, and that all manure is knifed into the ground to prevent run-off. While this wet year certainly has provided challenges to proper application of manure, that is the new climate we have to live with, and this video shows that plans are only plans, and the reality is often otherwise. We have also been assured by Roth Feeder Pig that if anything wrong were to happen, "the DNR would shut us down". However knowing what enforcement actually looks like in Wisconsin, we don't expect more than a stern letter in the mail from the DNR as a result of this.
Today, a continuous stream of manure trucks left Roth Feeder Pig Inc. farm on Hwy 60 in Wauzeka, WI, and went to snow covered fields near the Pomerening farm property along Hwy 60 where they aerial sprayed pig manure on snow covered fields. They have claimed publicly in the past that they knife in all their manure into the ground on all fields to prevent run-off. which obviously did not happening here. Not spraying manure on snow is a basic tenet of DNR rules due to the high risk of pollution runoff as the snow melts. No wonder our streams are polluted. See Video