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Corporate agriculture consolidation in Wisconsin is leading to poisoned wells—and a political rethinking

1 Sep 2020

A key Wisconsin voting bloc is pushing back on agricultural policy.

When Nancy and Lynn Utesch moved their family to Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, in 2004, they didn’t realize they would have to fight to have safe drinking water in their community. At the time, they were aware of the health risks that came with living too close to a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation—a CAFO, or a farm with over 1,000 animal units—but back then there were only two such farms in the county so they settled into a shady yellow house on a dead end road surrounded on all sides by their 150-acre grass-fed cattle ranch.

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