Wisconsin’s new law providing 150 million dollars to improve agriculturally important local roads will allow towns to fund extra culverts farmers can use to run manure lines.
Representative Travis Tranel
Tranel says the intent of the Agricultural Roads Improvement Program is to improve weight-restricted roads, and make them last longer, so funding manure culverts makes sense. “They would score very well with a lot of agricultural economic activity, and then the hose would obviously alleviate a lot of road trips and wear and tear on the road, so the intent would certainly be that that project would score very well on the grant application.”
Representative Travis Tranel was the primary author of the new law.