Farmers Unfairly Squeezed

Publication: Staunton News Leader

Author: Editorial Board

03/12/2011 - Nobody questions the expense and inconvenience of environmental regulations, especially when it comes to cleaning the Chesapeake Bay. To do that, we need to change the way we do agri-business in the Shenandoah Valley.

The small farmer, the mainstay of Augusta County business, gets caught in the vise between what needs to be done and who is going to pay for it.

Efforts to clean up the bay have been going on since the 1980s. Every step by bay advocates has been questioned, debated and obstructed by those who would have to foot the bill.

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