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Letter to the editor: Large dairies are not sustainable in long term
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From Ben Beardmore Monroe To the editor: In 2011, I relocated to Green County because I fell in love with its clean air and pastoral landscape, carefully cultivated by generations of family farmers - many of whom still work the land of their grandparents and great grandparents. I firmly believe that CAFOs like the proposed 5,000-cow dairy slated to be built in Brodhead pose a threat to Green County's most valuable assets - its land, water and air. The "C" in CAFO stands for "concentrated", and that means a staggering amount of animal sewage every day.