There are a lot of good people on both sides of Amendment 1; the right to farm amendment. I am for it, and will vote for it.
Some tell us that we already have a right to farm. We have had that right for years, but gradually those rights are being snatched away by legal maneuvering and votes by large cities that put limits on farming practices. If this amendment fails this will cause special interest groups to eventually tell cattle men that they can only raise a very limited amount of cattle per acre. Every sensible farmer already knows how many cattle he/she can raise on an acre of land. He/She knows their land, and its production capabilities.
It is clear to me by those who are opposed to this amendment that they are for restrictions on farming. They would have the Environmental Protection Agency setting restrictions on water usage, binding, nonsensical animal abuse laws, and land use laws too.
I understand that this law will give large corporate farms the same rights as the small farms; and allow “China to start a large 50,000 acre farm” in the State. Who needs the government telling us who can and who cannot farm in our State. Come on now. Can we not see that putting them out will eventually put the small farmer out too.
Let us be sensible about this. No farmer or land owner I know wants to pollute its water, destroy its land or purposely harm its animals. To vote against this amendment will open the doors for further government restrictions on farming.
That is my call from the banks of Flat Creek. Vote “Yes” for Amendment 1.