Second appeal for Wisconsin dairy expansion permit

A Racine County resident is filing an appeal to the Wisconsin Livestock Siting Review Board.The case involves a planned expansion of Noble Farms at Kansasville, Wisconsin. The farm actually was granted a permit last October to expand from less than 450 animal units to less than 728 animal units. A neighbor to the farm, Audrey Van Dyke, appealed the permit saying the nutrient management plan was not adequate for the maximum number of animals allowed by the Racine County permit. The Livestock Siting Review Board agreed with Van Dyke and overturned the permit. The farm has since reworked the nutrient management plan, resubmitted the application and been granted the expansion permit. Van Dyke is again challenging the permit.

The Review Board will take up the appeal at their August meeting; in the meantime they will accept comments from the county, Nobles, residents and landowners within two miles of the proposed operation. Any statements received will be reviewed by the board as part of their decision-making to uphold or overturn the decision of the County Board.  No new arguments or evidence will be accepted.

Statements may be sent electronically to by July 31, 2009. Mail statements and copies to LFSRB, Attention: Cheryl Daniels – Legal Section, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911 by July 31, 2009. For a copy of the appeal request submitted by Audrey Van Dyke, contact Cheryl Daniels, (608) 224-5026 or send an e-mail to .

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