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Letter about Loni Kemp’s column

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Us folks who treasure clean water in our streams should give Loni Kemp a big pat on the back for her outstanding article, “Why the Rivers Turn Brown.” She sure hit the nail on the head when she blamed it on bad conservation practices being applied on tilled, agricultural land. She also raised the important issue of federal, taxpayer-funded crop insurance being proposed in the current Farm Bill without requiring conservation practices. This “pork” would increase the mud in our streams. To this I should add that any U.S. Senator, Congressman or President who supports any type of taxpayer-funding in the Farm Bill, without rigid conservation practices being required, should overwhelmingly be kicked out of office in November whether running as a liberal, independent or conservative candidate.

Mel Haugstad

Preston, MN

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