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The Department of Agriculture holds Public Hearings for ATCP 50Submitted: 03/28/2013

Melissa Constanzer
Morning Meteorologist/Reporter
mconstanzer@wjfw.com

TOMAHAWK - Most of us want a say in the laws that govern us. That includes farmers who have to follow laws on how to use their land. Today, they got that chance.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a public hearing. The Department focused on changes to the ((AT CAP)) or A-T-C-P 50 rule.

"That's the rule that governs agriculture operations, run-off control systems, prohibitions against manure applications and various areas in those type of nutrient management related activities," says Sara Walling, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Section Chief.

Changes include topics like manure laying, plowing, and processing run-off water. It also covers farmland preservation and how participants can receive tax cuts. The Department values the hearings for two reasons.

"In addition to being able to share our information with the public about what the rule changes mean from our perspective, we're also very interested in hearing what our land owners and others have to say about the inplications of our rule," says Walling

If you have an opinion or comment about any of the changes, the department is taking concerns through late April.


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