Ryan Broege, Editor –

Todd Tuls has more neighbors than perhaps any other dairy farmer you could name.

Spanning two states and four area codes, a limited survey of those neighbors, living near Tuls-affiliated dairies in Double Dutch dairy in Shelby, Neb., Butler County dairy in Surprise, Neb., Rock Prairie dairy in Avalon, Wis., and Emerald Sky dairy in Emerald, Wis., yielded mixed results on whether Tuls qualified as a good neighbor.

Identifying specifics have been withheld from neighbors’ accounts, but each lived close enough to, or worked directly with, one of Tuls’ dairies to offer firsthand accounts about the immediate effects of the dairy, including odor, traffic and road conditions, and community relations.

Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….