Each Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation ( CAFO ) has the potential of polluting our ground water in a huge way.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ( WDNR ) each CAFO is defined as any farm with 1000 or more animal units, or any farm with less than 1000 animal units whose pollutant discharges affect ground or navigable waters.
Wisconsin is currently home to more than 250 CAFOs. Check out the Wisconsin CAFO Map.
Three major freshwater related concerns surround each CAFO which include:
Please read more about GBTU’s CAFO position paper.
The following links provide more information on CAFOs: