Letter about no need to change Animal Unit Cap…
To the Editor,
As a feedlot permit holder and active dairy farmer here in Fillmore County, I see no need or reason for increasing the permitted AU (animal unit) level from 2,000 to 4,000. The current level is more then adequate for 99% of our farmers. If there is a need to go above that level, talking about that need and how it will be done is the best course. We live in a beautiful and fragile area that requires careful stewardship. We must balance our animal agriculture with our need for protecting our groundwater.