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DATCP Board Takes Action New Livestock Siting Rules
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/12/2019

The state's agriculture board voted this week to approve a final draft of ATCP 10 and 12, a package of rules on animal movement for Wisconsin livestock operations that over 500 head of cattle. The revisions will now go to the legislature and Governor Evers for final approval.

Board members also voted unanimously to move a draft of ATCP 51, the Department's livestock siting rule, forward for public comment. If adopted by local municipalities, this rule provides uniform guidance on regulating livestock operations in their communities. The rule went into effect in 2006 and many feel it's time to update its policies.

"This vote is a positive step forward in the process to update Wisconsin's livestock siting regulations," said State Ag Secretary Brad Pfaff. "Our Department staff and many industry partners have been working on this rule for years, in both the current and previous administrations."

The rule now moves to four public hearings, after which it returns to the board before being sent to the governor and legislature.

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