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A recent statewide land and water conservation report and publication features a story about efforts by Pierce County dairyman Carl Hendrickson's effort to ease the possibility of land and water contamination by manure run-off. Hendrickson built a containment facility large enough to contain eight months worth of waste from his 120-cow herd. Photo from the Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection.

State conservation report includes a Pierce County 'success story'

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MADISON – Wisconsin's 2012 Annual Land and Water Conservation Report is now available online, featuring conservation success stories from around the state-- including the story of a Beldenville-area dairyman who built a facility to accommodate eight months worth of manure from his 120-cow herd -- and details work done by state and federal agencies with local governments and landowners to keep the state's soil in place and waters clean.

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