Farmers in Laketown, Wis., scored a victory when a newly elected town board voted unanimously to abandon a recently passed ordinance that would have greatly impacted growing farms in their area. Last year, Laketown and five other towns in northwestern Wisconsin created ordinances that would allow for more local input and control of farms with over 500 animal units. Five farmers filed a lawsuit to block the ordinance, but now that the ordinance has been rescinded, the case will likely be dismissed.

This article appeared in the May 2023 issue of Journal of Nutrient Management on page 5.