I was surprised by the individual (a farmer) who stated that he considers his manure management plan his private business plan. To him I say, “Dear sir, if you want your business plan to remain private, I suggest you use your private dollars to pay for it and not state and federal taxpayers money to pay for it.”
Now to Mr Homan, of Chickasaw, I greatly appreciate your and Teresa’s invitation to sit down and discuss the current activities and attitudes in our watershed. I also appreciate you warning me that there are some radical thinking farmers in the watershed who have relayed that if the current attitudes don’t change that farmers have discussed shutting down all water coming into the lake. Frankly, Mr Holman and Teresa I don’t think you should be concerned with that threat. Those offering this radical solution is no solution at all. Besides I truly don’t believe those farmers have the nerve, the power nor the intelligence to pull off such an action. I think your suggestion for us to sit down and find common ground is a much better solution and much more productive.