FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

John Ikerd Food Sovereignty: A New Agenda for the 2023 Farm Bill The historical justification for farm policy and other public policies related to agriculture has been food security. Contrary to current indications, farm policies should serve the common interests of...

TRADE LAKE DNR CAFO PERMIT UPDATE

Cumberland LLC has not submitted a final application. WSF stands for waste storage facility. Cumberland LLC submitted an engineering design submittal for the proposed underbarn manure storage structures (A.K.A. WSFs). Upon the initial completeness review by DNR...

TRADE LAKE: CAFO MORATORIUM EXTENDED ONE YEAR

In a unanimous vote, the Trade Lake Supervisors voted on November 12th to extend the CAFO moratorium for one year beginning on it’s first year anniversary in January 2021 and running till January 2022. The Supervisors also voted to create an Ordinance Committee...

POLK: PUBLIC COMMENT REQUEST

Polk County Board Chair Chris Nelson is not allowing public participation on all and any issues. Citizens will not be allowed to make comments at the October 20, 2020 board meeting as required in the Rules of Order...

POLK: MORATORIUM EXTENSION VOTE FAILS

Thanks to the more than 70 people who came together for the Stand Strong Rally III before tonight’s Polk County Board of Supervisors meeting. A great team of people made it happen. They included host Marcy Marquardt from the Town of Sterling, Kristy Allen, Woody...

POLK COUNTY: GREAT CAFO NEWS

Interesting Development in Polk County! Good news today. County staff have drafted an Operations Ordinance for the Environmental Services Committee based on the Town of Eureka’s ordinance. We haven’t seen the actual language and no official action was taken. However,...