Gov. Scott Walker has signed a Wisconsin Farm Bureau-backed bill that would give clear authority for local municipalities to permit the piping of liquid manure within a highway right-of-way.
Senate Bill 390, authored by State Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) and State Rep. James Edming (R-Glen Flora) would also play a role in preserving roads. SB 390 passed the State Senate on Jan. 20. The State Assembly passed the bill on Feb. 10.
“With the idea of limiting excessive road use by semi tractors and manure tankers to help preserve an aging and underfunded infrastructure, it’s important we find alternative means to transport liquid manure from point source to the fields,” said Rob Richard, WFBF’s Senior Director of Governmental Relations.