The Wisconsin Department of Justice has reached a settlement with Baldwin Dairy for violating the terms of is Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

According to the lawsuit filed in March 2003 by the state, the dairy near Emerald, Wis. violated the terms of its permit by spreading liquid manure on frozen and snow-covered ground that resulted in liquid manure running off into ditches and into Girards Creek. The dairy must pay a $27,000 fine and pay $15,000 to the University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms for continued research into manure management practices that protect waterways.

Wisconsin Ag Connection