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Neighbors concerned about mega farm (10:46 a.m. 1/20/10)

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) — Neighbors of a proposed mega farm in Taylor County are concerned the operation will contaminate and drain water resources in their small community.

North Breeze Dairy wants to operate a farm with 4,000 cows south of Medford.

Retired farmer Neil Micke lives near the 132-acre proposed mega farm. Micke said there’s room somewhere for the huge dairy operation, but not in the Town of Little Black.

North Breeze executive Brian Gerrits told the county’s Land Conservation Committee the company would remedy any impact the farm might have on a neighbor’s well, if that were to happen.

WSAW-TV reports the committee votes Feb. 12 on the mega farm.

Information from: WSAW-TV,


  1. Large megafarms like this have a high incidence of animal cruelty, poor living conditions, and tremendous negative impacts on local natural water systems. Granting them permission to operate in this state is a vote against the small farmer, the environment, and the proper treatment of animals.

  2. On the other hand, if done right, they can construct a manure processing facility to limit run-off, creating a virtual endless supply of bio-mass methane fuel supply to run power generation capabilities for the entire farm and beyond, while providing jobs for at least 30 or more illegal aliens on site, and supply vendor jobs as well.
    It’s a Win-Win: a green power operation, green jobs…you should be happy, and supportive. This could be exactly what you want, you just don’t realize it yet.

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