dimanche, juillet 22, 2007

I Could Very Well Be Too Incensed For Words

"Residents and scientists are aware of the negative effects to Lake Michigan created by runoff from farms fertilized with manure, yet regulators say their hands are tied on testing"

Since I don't want to waste perfectly good energy on something so stupid, I'll just link to the article.

Really, these people can't be helped.

Libellés :

4 Comments:

Blogger Dad29 said...

Leave it to the Gummint to screw things up royally.

If Farmer Brown's runoff has one micro-speck of poop therein, Farmer Brown will be seriously crippled or out of business. It's a mandatory zero-tolerance/w/heavy fines, first time, no exceptions.

This means that Farmer Brown cannot even request a test for purposes of REMEDIATION--even if he does it on his own dime.

Yes--the Ag Lobby is very powerful in Wisconsin (see: mandatory ethanol to ruin your engine with.) And they are even more powerful at the Fed level. (See same, brand-named A-D-M.)

Solution?

Not in our lifetimes.

10:55 AM, juillet 22, 2007  
Blogger Nick said...

Yes... by having a no gray area law... farms are encouraged not to do anything to fix the problem.

Of course notice the requisite refernces to "big farms" that are of course "corporate owned" as opposed to the nice friendly "family farms" that gives liberal Wisconsinites orgasmic dreams of milk products.

4:10 PM, juillet 22, 2007  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Nick, the real problem with 'corporate farming' is the Farm Aids system (Federal) which subsidizes through tax or direct preferences.

There are plenty of millionaires who purchase farms for tax reasons.

And they do very well.

IOW, the welfare is 'corporate.'

10:08 AM, juillet 23, 2007  
Blogger Nick said...

Believe me... I'm just as against farm subsidies as the next Libertarian. But I don't see anything wrong with corporate owned farms on their face... we just shouldn't subsidize them.

Of course, we also shouldn't subsidize family owned farms either.

1:38 PM, juillet 23, 2007  

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