Hundreds attend hearing on large-scale farm ordinances
by Tim Hundt
Vernon County Broadcaster
Supporters and opponents packed a public hearing Monday on proposals that would temporarily halt all large-scale livestock farm development in Vernon County and set limits on the numbers of animals.
Vernon County farmers showed up in force Monday night, rolling more than 50 huge tractors and farm implements into Viroqua and parking in the streets around the Western Technical College building, where the county’s Health Committee was holding the hearing. Not all of the farm implements were from those who oppose the new regulations, a number of the farm implements and tractors had signs that said farmers support the pending county ordinances.