I just read that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be inspecting dairy farms in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia. One of the areas the EPA is focusing on is non-point source runoff, and dairy farms have been part of this “target group” for some time. If the EPA does move forward with their inspections, will they focus only on non-point sources or will they take the “opportunity” to look at other areas of potential non-compliance? This certainly will be worth monitoring as we head into the New Year.
It’s a very short story, but here is a link to the article. http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2010/dec/27/epa-inspecting-va-dairy-farms-ar-738581/