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Episode 13: Wisconsin dairies forced to invest elsewhere

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Wisconsin’s complex and costly water permitting rules are pushing new projects out of the state and stalling upgrades back at home. Milk Source reluctantly spent $80 million on a site elsewhere in the Midwest after enormous effort failed to find approval here first.

Businesses from farms to golf courses, and even your local water utility, are hoping increased clarity from the state can simplify the high capacity well permitting process.